After numerous trial delays, Angie Hill, 27, an alleged cold-blooded killer copped a plea and was sentenced on Thursday to 30-years in prison.
Hill, who is also known by the last name Atwood, along with boyfriend and partner-in-crime, Logan McFarland, have been described as a modern day Bonnie and Clyde.
The due embarked on a drug-fueled crime spree that began in late 2011 and are suspected of murdering an elderly couple, Leroy and Ann Fullwood, from Mt. Pleasant, Utah.
The lovers and partners-in-crime, then made their way to West Wendover, Nev., where they carjacked 35 year-old Rattanaphorn Keomanivong as she was exiting the Red Garter Hotel & Casino.
The victim fought off Hill and tried to speed away. She was shot in the head and hospitalized.
When they were arrested, they were living in a stolen vehicle.
Authorities believe that Hill was the shooter in the botched carjacking, however, after years of legal wrangling, including both defendants pleading insanity, Hill accepted a deal and pleaded guilty to burglary, first-degree kidnapping and robbery relating to the carjacking case only.
Hill denies being the shooter and now proclaims she is a changed woman but still maintains that she was forced by McFarland to commit criminal acts. She said,
I have remorse for my irresponsible acts that caused damage to property and people. I never thought in a million years I would ever be put in a situation where I could be forced to hurt another.
Her appearance at her sentencing, where she appeared to be crying but without any tears is in stark contrast to earlier mug shots where she is seen smiling ear to ear.
Before she was sentenced, her mother Denise Atwood, mirroring Hill’s statement in an attempt to place blame on others said,
All you know about my daughter is what the media has portrayed her to be — an awful person. What you don’t know about her is that she’s loving, loves people, wants to make everyone happy that she meets. She loves animals and never hurt anyone by choice and wants to make a difference in the lives of people who are hurting and suffering.
She will be eligible for parole after 11 years and will remain at the Elko County Jail until co-defendant Logan McFarland’s charges are resolved.
McFarland’s trial was rescheduled to Jan. 14 because of a scheduling conflict at the courthouse.
Hill will be named as a witness.