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Florida woman gets 30 years in doc's death

June 24, 2009 at 11:17 AM   |   Comments

MIAMI, June 24 (UPI) -- A Florida judge has sentenced Maria Catabay to 30 years in prison for masterminding a 2003 burglary that left a prominent doctor and his son dead.

Catabay, 44, was Dr. Paul Jarrett's office manager and was convicted of sending her boyfriend and another man to his home to break in and steal a letter she had written in which she confesses to embezzlement.

The caper went bad, however, and the 82-year-old psychiatrist and his son, Gregg Jarrett, 47, were shot to death.

Catabay was acquitted of murder charges last month but was convicted of armed burglary.

The Miami Herald said Wednesday that Catabay could have received probation because she had no prior convictions. However, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Stanford Blake said Dr. Jarrett had already given Catabay a second chance by not turning her in for the embezzlement.

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