PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An appeals court has upheld the conviction and sentence of a woman involved in the 2009 slaying of a Pensacola couple.
Pamela Long-Wiggins was found guilty of accessory after the fact in the deaths of Byrd and Melanie Billings. She was sentenced in 2011 to 28 years in prison.
Investigators said seven men dressed in ninja-style garb drove to the Billings' home to steal a safe they mistakenly thought contained more than $1 million in cash. Authorities said Long-Wiggins helped hide the safe and disposed of handguns used in the crime.
In her appeal, Long-Wiggins argued that she should have been granted immunity in exchange for cooperating with the state. The Pensacola News Journal reports that the First District Court of Appeals rejected her appeal on Monday.
Information from: Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com
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