Lillian Mae Levy, 78, to Be Sentenced in Slaying of Boyfriend at Campground

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    Spotsylvania County Sheriff/NBCWashington.com
    Lillian Mae Levy

    A 78-year-old Maryland woman convicted of killing her boyfriend at a Virginia campground is due in court for sentencing.

    The hearing for Lillian Mae Levy of Mechanicsville, Maryland, is set for Thursday morning in Spotsylvania County Circuit Court. Levy entered Alford pleas in February to second-degree murder and firearms charges.

    An Alford plea is one in which a defendant acknowledges there was sufficient evidence for conviction but does not admit guilt.

    Levy, then 77, was accused of shooting 62-year-old James Thomas inside a camper at the Wilderness Presidential Resorts in Spotsylvania County on April 27, 2013. Thomas suffered a gunshot wound to the head and underwent several hours of surgery. He died 12 days later.

    Levy first denied shooting Thomas but later admitted she was angry at him for cheating on her.

    The resort's general manager, Al King, told News4 the couple frequently went to the campsite on weekends. He described Levy as friendly and talkative. The camper in which the alleged shooting occurred was not owned by the resort, King said.