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Delaware Panel Asked to Commute 1999 Murder Sentence

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DOVER, Del. (AP)- A Delaware woman who pleaded guilty but mentally ill in a 1999 murder case is asking the state Board of Pardons to commute her life sentence.

Adrianne R. Young planned to represent herself without a lawyer at Thursday's hearing.

Young was charged in the murder of William J. McGinley. According to court records, she went to McGinley's house armed with a gun, knowing he wanted to have sex with her and intending to rob him.

After the jury in the case announced that it was hopelessly deadlocked, a judge preparing for a second trial concluded that Young was suffering from clinical depression and allowed her to plead guilty but mentally ill. In exchange, prosecutors withdrew a petition for the death penalty.

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