Lillian Mae Levy, 78, Sentenced to 17 Years in Death 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 has been sentenced to a total of 20 years in prison for his death and another offense.

    The Free Lance-Star
    reports that Lillian Mae Levy of Mechanicsville, Maryland, was sentenced Thursday to 17 years for second-degree murder and three years for a firearms charge. She previously had entered an Alford plea, which means the defendant acknowledges there was evidence for a conviction but does not admit guilt.

    Spotsylvania Commonwealth's Attorney Bill Neely said Levy could be eligible for geriatric parole after five years. However, he said geriatric parole is unusual in murder cases.

    Levy was accused of shooting 62-year-old James Thomas of Essex County on April 27, 2013, at Wilderness Presidential Resorts in Spotsylvania County. Thomas died 12 days later.