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Mom killer Valessa Robinson released from prison

Published:   |   Updated: December 6, 2013 at 06:56 AM

The woman who spent more than 13 years in prison for the 1998 slaying of her mother in their Carrollwood home is now free.

Valessa Robinson, who at age 17 was sentenced to 20 years in prison, was released just after midnight today from the Homestead Correctional Institution in Miami-Dade County, according to published reports.

Robinson, now 30, is seen on video and photos in the back of a car that was pulling out of the facility.

According to WFLA, News Channel 8, Robinson is headed to Mississippi to live with her father, Charles.

Robinson was 15 when she took part in the slaying of her mother, 49-year-old Vicki Robinson. She was convicted of third-degree murder in 2000.

Adam “Rattlesnake” Davis, who was Valessa’s 19-year-old boyfriend at the time of the slaying, and Davis’ pal, Jon Whispel, at the time also 19, also were convicted.

Davis was convicted of first-degree murder and is on death row. Whispel, convicted of second-degree murder, was sentenced to 25 years in prison and is scheduled for release in 2020.

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