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Second foster daughter sentenced in connection with Woodward murder plot

A second foster daughter pleaded guilty and was sentenced in connection with plot to kill her foster parents

BY SHEILA STOGSDILL Published: June 10, 2010
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. has disabled the comments for this article.


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