After Anne Arundel County prosecutors threatened to appeal a judge's ruling that threw out her confession in a fatal stabbing, a Laurel woman entered into a plea Tuesday that will send her to prison for between eight and 10 years.
Latisha Montia Adams, 23, entered an Alford plea to second-degree murder in the killing Dec. 21, 2009, of Jamal Medina, 22. That is identical to the plea her sister, Patrice Dove, made last month in the killing of Medina, who prosecutors said owed Dove money for drugs. Dove was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Adams is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 25.
The plea, a compromise that lets Adams maintain her innocence but acknowledge that prosecutors have evidence that could convict her, came less than an hour after Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge William C. Mulford II's ruling to throw out her confession.