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Robbery ruse lands woman in lockup
A woman who offered sex as part of a robbery that police thwarted has been ordered to serve six months in jail.
Laura Lynn Kinney, 25, of King George County, also known as Laura L. Jackson, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery Thursday in Fredericksburg Circuit Court. She was sentenced to a total of three years in prison with all but six months suspended.
Kinney, who was represented by attorney Tim Barbrow, was one of four people arrested early Aug. 28 after undercover city detectives noticed suspicious activity near the back of the Hardee’s parking lot on Princess Anne Street. The detectives were working a totally unrelated case when they saw Kinney talking to a man outside a truck and three young men sneaking along a fence line toward the man’s truck.
The detectives intervened and the suspects admitted they were in the process of executing a plan to rob a 51-year-old Spotsylvania County man.
Kinney told police that the plan called for her to meet the man, with whom she’d had relations in the past, so he could give her money in exchange for sex.
The plan also called for one of her accomplices to fake an attack on her and one to attack the man. The third male was supposed to steal the man’s money.
Kinney wrote that her boyfriend, DaShawn Lamar Moore–Taylor, 20, of Stafford County, used her phone to send text messages to the victim pretending he was her.
Moore–Taylor pleaded guilty to the same conspiracy charge in October and was ordered to serve a month in prison.
Marquis Wellborn, 18, of Spotsylvania, has a trial set for Jan. 2 in city Circuit Court. The fourth defendant is a 15-year-old boy whose case is being handled in juvenile court.
Keith Epps: 540/374-5404