A mother, a daughter, a murder
  

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Dee Ann Athan and Valessa Robinson hold hands as it is announced that the jury will be sequestered. At right is attorney Lyann Goudie.

photo Theresa Goscinski, left, and Bonnie Smith comfort each other. They are Vicki Robinson's friends and are members of Sisters in Christ.

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Prosecutor Shirley Williams reminds the jury of how Valessa vowed to be with Adam Davis "no matter what it takes."
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photo Lead defense attorney Dee Ann Athan uses poster-sized pictures of Jon Whispel and Adam Davis, saying they were the grown men, Valessa the innocent girl.
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Valessa's family in court. From left, sister Michelle Robinson, father Chuck Robinson and his wife, Venessa.

[Times photo: Tony Lopez]


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Spectators fill the courtroom to hear closing arguments in Valessa Robinson's first-degree murder trial.

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A bailiff leads 17-year-old defendant Valessa Robinson out of an empty courtroom Wednesday morning on the eighth day of her trial.

  
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