Witness: Woman who killed 4 people left threatening message

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Posted: Nov 13, 2017 7:01 PM
Witness: Woman who killed 4 people left threatening message

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A witness tells a Vermont court that a woman convicted of killing a state social worker and three relatives left a screaming message threatening to kill one of her victims just hours before she shot them.

Tiffany Herring-Flint testified at a sentencing hearing Monday for her cousin, defendant Jody Herring. She says she heard Herring leaving an expletive-laced phone message telling Herring-Flint's mother and aunt they should stop talking about her to child welfare officials.

Police say Herring believed her relatives had played a role in her losing the custody of her 9-year-old daughter.

Herring pleaded guilty in July to first-degree murder and three counts of second-degree murder.

She will be sentenced to life in prison, although a judge will decide whether she will be eligible for parole.