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Posted: May 24, 2009 12:30 a.m.

Harris last of 4 to be sentenced in Richardson murder in 2007

She will serve 10 years in prison

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Liberty Harris

Liberty Harris, the last of the group that were convicted of the death of 55-year-old Rufus Tony Richardson in 2007, was sentenced Thursday morning.

According to Newton County District Attorney Ken Wynne, Harris pled guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and received 10 years confinement on that charge and aggravated assault, for which she received two years of confinement, as well as 18 years to serve on probation.

Harris, along with Christopher "Big Boy" Rozier, Xavier "Pretty Boy" Dyer and Willie "Scooter" Dyer, were charged with the murder of Richardson whose bullet riddled body was found by a couple riding ATVs in the woods off Stewart Road Jan. 31, 2007. He had been shot six times, including twice in the face after attempts to kill him by putting rat poison in his crack cocaine failed.

"Her degree of involvement was not as great as the others who were convicted of murder earlier," said Wynn, explaining Harris’ sentence. Harris also testified against Rozier and Xavier Dyer who were both convicted of murder. Willie Dyer was acquitted.

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