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Teen sentenced to 35 years for manipulating friend to kill

(AP) A Virginia teenager has been sentenced to serve 35 years in prison for manipulating a close friend to kill a young Richmond man, two days after she claimed the man had raped her.

Anayah Naree Daily had admitted after her conviction that she lied about a sexual assault, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

Chesterfield Circuit Judge David Johnson on April 28 sentenced Daily to 60 years in prison with 25 years suspended for murder in the 2018 shooting of 19-year-old Breland Poole. Daily was 16 at the time of the killing.

Defense attorney Travis Williams urged the judge to sentence Daily as a juvenile. He noted her age at the time of the offense and a tormented childhood.

According to evidence, Daily and a friend, Antwoine Durham worked together to set up Poole to be killed.

A Chesterfield jury found Durham guilty in June 2019 of murder and felony use of a firearm and recommended he serve 40 years in prison, a sentence that a judge imposed that September.

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