A mother, a daughter, a murder
  

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A mother, a daughter, a murder

    
Following are previously published stories about the case

Capture
• Missing teens captured [7/3/98]

Discovery
• Missing mother is found dead
[7/4/98]

Background
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Divorce changed teen's life
[7/5/98]
• Lovers' bond seen as lethal motive [7/8/98]
• Caller told police of woman's murder [7/10/98]
• Boyfriend, 19, denies killing girl's mother [7/11/98]
• 'What can I do with her?' [7/12/98]
• Suspects traveled two paths to trouble [7/1298]
• 'It was not planned at all,' Valessa says [7/14/98]

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[Times files 1998: Thomas M. Goethe]
Valessa Robinson (left) is led into the Hillsborough County Orient Road Jail by a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Deputy. Robinson was indicted for
the murder of her mother, Vicki Robinson.

The courts
• Teens charged in Robinson killing
[7/17/98]
• Valessa Robinson pleads not guilty [7/21/98]
• Records detail a mother's worst fears [8/14/98]
• Teen suspect wants help with hair loss [8/21/98]
• Communication lines remain closed [10/17/98]
• One of trio charged in mom's death makes deal [6/30/99]
• Whispel recalls night of drugs, plotting, killing [7/2/99]
• Suspects tell differing tales of murder [8/10/99]
• 'Adam had her in like a sleeper hold ... and she was trying to get away' [11/4/99]
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[Times photo: Tony Lopez]]
Adam Davis is sentenced for the stabbing death of Vicki Robinson,who had been struggling to control her daughter.
• Davis convicted of first-degree murder [11/5/99]
• Jury in Davis trial recommends death [11/5/99]
• Judge seals Davis' fate: death [12/18/99]
• Judge to consider girl's confession [12/20/99]
• Judge steps aside from Robinson case [12/24/99]
• Jury will get to hear teenager's confession [1/27/00]
• Judge excludes 'horrific' autopsy photo as evidence
[2/8/00]
Girl and killer, once so in love, at odds in trial [3/3]
• Davis says girlfriend did the killing [3/4]

•Prosecutors scratch killer from witness list
[3/15]
• No break on trial date [3/21]

  
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