Woman receives sentence for her role in 2010 Scott County murder


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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WDKY) – A woman who admitted to breaking into a Scott County home where a woman was murdered was sentenced to eight years in prison Friday.

Ciji Jefferson will receive credit for the 743 days she has already served in connection to the case. She pleaded guilty to complicity to commit burglary in 2015.

She had been out of jail on supervised release, but was immediately remanded into custody.

Police arrested Jefferson and Nicholas Willinger for the 2010 murder of Sue Jones, a retired Scott County bus driver.

Investigators say the couple broke into Jones’ home to steal money and Willinger attacked Jones when she confronted him.

Willinger was formally sentenced after entering an Alford plea earlier this month. An Alford plea means that Willinger does not admit guilt, but acknowledges that there is enough evidence for a conviction. Willinger waived a separate sentencing hearing.

Willinger was sentenced to 20 years on a murder charge and ten years on charges of robbery and burglary. The sentences will run concurrently for a total of 20 years, with credit for five years served.

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