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Tuesday, 11 June 2013 10:39

July sentencing for Yale woman convicted in father's death

(PORT HURON) -- A St. Clair County woman who was convicted of killing her father and attempting to murder her mother will be re-sentenced on July 11. Tia Skinner's life sentence will be revisited because the U.S. Supreme Court banned mandatory no-parole sentences for teens convicted of murder. She was 17 at the time of the attack. Skinner could get the same sentence, but a judge will be allowed to consider many factors. Paul and Mara Skinner were attacked at their home in Yale in November 2010. Paul was killed in the knife attack, while Mara was seriously wounded. Prosecutors say Skinner was angry at her parents and plotted with two young men, Jonathan Kurtz and James Preston, to carry out the crimes. Defense lawyer John Livesay says Skinner hopes "for a different outcome, but ultimately it will be a decision in the hands of the judge."