Missouri: Grandma's Last Roundup

Grandma's Last Roundup

It took the jury less than four hours to decide the sentence: death by lethal injection. If the judge ratifies the jury's recommendation next month, as expected, Faye Copeland, 69, will become the oldest woman in the nation on death row. Last week Livingston County jurors ordered the ultimate punishment for the Missouri great-grandmother for her role in the bizarre killings of five drifters to cover up a cattle-rustling scheme.

Authorities say that Copeland, with her husband Ray, 75, had hired the transients to buy livestock from local cattle barns with bad checks, resold the animals before the checks bounced, then...

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