Teen who fled to New Mexico after killing step-mom pleads guilty

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A teen who killed her step-mom, stole her car and fled to New Mexico, is facing 15 years in prison. 

Police found Jenna Oakley in 2016 hiding out in a motel in Tucumcari with her boyfriend. 

Kentucky State Police started searching for Oakley after they discovered 52-year-old Rhonda Oakley’s body. 

Tuesday, Jenna Oakley, now 17 years old, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and theft. 

She will be sentenced in February. 

It’s unclear how or why Rhonda Oakley was murdered. 

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