A mother, a daughter, a murder
  

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Valessa Robinson is braced by attorneys Lyann Goudie, Dee Ann Athan and Lisa Campbell, left to right, as the jury exits after Friday's verdict. Valessa was convicted of third-degree murder, petty theft and grand theft auto. According to sentencing guidelines, she faces about 13 to 20 years in prison.


[Times photo: Jamie Francis]
Theresa Goscinski and Bonnie Smith, friends of Vicki Robinson's and members of the group Sisters in Christ, embrace Friday after Valessa is convicted of third-degree murder. At right is Ed Philips, another friend of Vicki's.

The remains of Vicki Robinson, top, are at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater. The 49-year-old real estate agent and mother of two daughters was murdered in her Carrollwood home in June 1998.
[Times photo: Jamie Francis]


[Times photo: Jamie Francis]
Valessa's family -- father Chuck Robinson and his wife, Venessa, left; sister Michelle and her boyfriend, Brian Greaves, right -- listen as the verdict is read. Valessa would not be going home with her father, as he'd hoped.

Arthur and Donna Klug, Vicki Robinson's parents, talk with prosecutor Pam Bondi just before the jury said it had a verdict.

[Times photo: Jamie Francis]


[Times photo: Tony Lopez]
Judge J. Rogers Padgett stops the courtroom action Friday after defense attorney Lyann Goudie, right, turns away from him and comments: "At this point, we should all just go home." Padgett told Goudie she would face a contempt of court hearing Monday. "That's fine," Goudie said.


[Times photo: Jamie Francis]
This note from the jury foreman was presented to Judge J. Rogers Padgett on Wednesday, and its content came up again Friday.


[Times photo: Jamie Francis]
Valessa Robinson spends some time with her father, Chuck, and his wife, Venessa, in the courtroom Friday before the jury announced that it had reached a verdict.

  
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