WOODWARD — A teenage foster daughter who authorities said had been returned to the state by two different adoptive families pleaded guilty Wednesday in a plot to kill her foster parents, a prosecutor said. Kelsey Beames, 16, pleaded guilty in Woodward County District Court to shooting with intent to kill and conspiracy to murder. She was sentenced to remain at the Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center until five months after her 18th birthday, said Danny Lohmann, assistant district attorney. Ashley Jewell, 17, pleaded guilty to the same charges on Monday and was also sentenced to stay at the juvenile center until five months after her 18th birthday. "The girls come from difficult backgrounds,” Lohmann said. Beams was placed into the foster care program when she was 4 months old, and two families adopted her but then returned her to state custody, Lohmann said. Jewell was placed into the foster care program at a young age. Robert and Barbra Parker were her legal guardians, Lohmann said. Prosecutors said Jewell, then 16, and Beames, then 15, planned to rob and kill the couple while they slept on Oct. 16. The couple said at the time of the shooting the girls planned to kill a third foster daughter who would not go along with the plan. Jewell shot and wounded Robert Parker, who was sleeping, while Beames was to shoot Barbra Parker, but instead the girl ran away. Jewell held a gun to her foster mother's face, but the gun failed to fire because it was loaded with the wrong type of ammunition, prosecutors said. Robert Parker has recovered from the gunshot wound. The teens were sentenced as youthful offenders, Lohmann said. Should either girl violate any of the court's rules and conditions they will be transferred to the adult criminal justice system, he said.
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