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Woman found guilty of murder on 3rd jury trial

Woman found guilty of murder on 3rd jury trial »Play Video
Angelique Nash is seen Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, in Kern County court during her retrial for the murder of 81-year-old Dorothy Session.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Kern County's third try to prosecute a woman for murder proved successful.

A jury on Tuesday found Angelique Nash guilty of first-degree murder with a special circumstance related to burglary. Two previous jury trials ended in deadlock.

A different jury last fall found sister Katila Nash and David Moses guilty of murder in the same case.

Dorothy Session, 81, was killed in April 2010 inside her home on Camino Sierra. The Nash sisters and Moses murdered Session during a burglary, juries decided. The runaway teens were seen knocking on doors in the neighborhood before the attack. Authorities said that's a common tactic for burglars looking for targets, although nothing was stolen from Session's home.

All three defendants were charged as adults, even though they were under 18 when Session was killed. Katila Nash was 15 at the time of the murder. David Moses and Angelique Nash were both 17 at the time.

Angelique Nash faces a maximum punishment of life in prison without the possibility of parole during a scheduled Aug. 20 sentencing hearing.