A mother, a daughter, a murder
  

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photo Judge Padgett declined the defense's request that Valessa be sentenced as a juvenile.

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Valessa Robinson holds one of the letters sent to Judge Padgett before her sentencing Tuesday. "Please, for the sake of all teenagers -- and mothers, don't let them down, they need to know the consequences of their actions. Let it be known, for Vicki's sake," one person wrote.

photo Assistant State Attorney Pam Bondi listens as Tom Klug describes his sister's childhood of sports, church and Sunday dinners.

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photo When Vicki Robinson's brother, Tom Klug, turned toward the defense table, it was clear he was speaking to Dee Ann Athan. "Well, public defender," he said, "I have news for you. You'll never replace my sister."

[Times photo: Ken Helle ]

Valessa's father, Chuck Robinson, looks down as Tom Klug speaks. Klug questioned Chuck's role in Valessa's life after the divorce.

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Valessa Robinson is led to the van that would take her back to jail Tuesday after being given the maximum possible sentence for her role in her mother's murder. In a week or two, she will be transferred into the state prison system.

  
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