Woman admits to role in murder of 72-year-old man

A jury trial is avoided.....as Peggy Mina admits her role in the murder of 72 year old Homer Carrender.

Mina said she was with her nephew, Rafael Robinson, who also admitted to killing Carrender, when the two went to his Mckee Street apartment in November 2009.

"I told him where to go. (I) knew he was going to rob the man. I gave him my car, and he talked about killing him," Mina told Circuit Judge David Tapp Wednesday morning.

It was another proceeding witnessed by Christeen Black, Carrender's sister.

"I think she deserves the maximum she could get. This is so sad. I've had to deal with a lot," said Black after hearing the plea in court.

And in a move that the prosecutor says he's only used one other time in 15 years, a jury will be called in May to consider a sentence.

"We will not seek the death penalty, all others, life without parole, will be on the table," said Commonwealth's Attorney Eddy Montgomery.

Mina and Robinson have both said their motive was robbing the 72 year old man of guns and his car. Carrender's family still questions why they also wanted to kill him.

"I want her to know she has done a sorry thing! That's what I want her to know," said Black, weeping outside the courtroom.

A jury will be called in May 17th to consider the sentencing phase of Mina's case.


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