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Ark. mom convicted in Okla. for daughter's death

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas woman has been convicted in Oklahoma in the shooting death of her daughter during a robbery.

The Southwest Times Record reports (http://bit.ly/JLOumH ) that the jury in Sallisaw convicted 20-year-old Heather Ann Jones of Van Buren on Friday of second-degree murder, child neglect, burglary and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Prosecutors say Jones' daughter was in her car when she drove two men to the home of Andrew Jeremiah in Roland where the two men beat and robbed Jeremiah. Jeremiah opened fire as Jones drove away - with one shot hitting and killing Jones' daughter - 1-year-old Elaine Keene.

Jones' attorneys argued that she didn't know about the planned robbery.

The jury recommended a total of 21 years in prison for Jones. Sentencing is set for July 23.

Information from: Southwest Times Record, http://www.swtimes.com/

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