Woman gets 30-to-life for murder of World War II vet

May 30, 2013 3:03:59 PM PDT
A Philadelphia woman convicted of murdering a World War II veteran in 2010 is going to prison.

On Thursday a judge sentenced 20-year-old India Spellman to 30 years to life in prison for the shooting death of 87-year-old George Greaves.

Spellman, just 17 at the time of the crime, shot and killed Greaves during a robbery in his West Oak Lane driveway.

Detectives believe Spellman and her accomplice, Von Combs, shot Greaves because he didn't get his money out fast enough.

Graves was a Navy veteran and a survivor of World War II. He had been shot once in the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.


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