Woman who killed mother-in-law sentenced to 30 years

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque woman who admitted to killing her mother-in-law will spend three decades behind bars.

Alissa Bickett and her son Drake Bickett pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Marilyn Gandert. The pair, along with Annie Rael, murdered the 65-year-old inside her Taylor Ranch home last year.

Police say it was because Gandert was in the process of evicting them for not paying their rent. Alissa Bickett did not speak during her sentencing Tuesday, but her attorney asked for a 20-year sentence.

Judge Cindy Leos handed down a 30-year sentence, a decision the victim’s family was satisfied with. Drake Bickett is scheduled to be sentenced next month. Last month, Rael was sentenced to 12 years behind bars.

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