Pardon Denied for Vegas Killer

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A Las Vegas woman convicted of killing her aunt's boyfriend will spend more time in prison.

The state Board of Pardons on Monday rejected the request by Jamie Hein to have her sentenced commuted to time served.

She was convicted in 2007 of second-degree murder in the death of 36-year-old Timothy Herman and was ultimately sentenced to a term of 10 to 25 years. She becomes eligible for parole in 2017.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports records indicate a dysfunctional household, where Hein, her aunt and Herman used illegal drugs. Witnesses at her Hein's trial said Herman hit her and kicked her in the head.

But members of Herman's family say Hein intended to kill him and plotted with others to commit the crime.

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