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A jailhouse informant says she was abused by fellow inmates and corrections officers after reporting that a missing Florida foster child's caretaker had confessed to the murder.
Robin Lunceford testified Thursday one officer hit her in the head with a radio and another caused her to fall by stepping on her shackles. Lunceford says she suffered similar abuse by inmates who accused her of snitching.
Graham Said She Smothered Wilson With Pillow: Jailhouse Witness
Lunceford says 66-year-old Geralyn Graham told her while both were in jail that she smothered 4-year-old Rilya Wilson girl with a pillow because Rilya was evil and mentally troubled.
Graham faces life in prison if convicted of killing Rilya, whose body has never been found. Graham claims a state welfare worker took the girl and never returned her. Police say that is false.
"You knew that you would serve your entire life in jail unless you could figure out a way to get out, right?," said defense attorney Michael Matters.
"I did not care t figure out a way. I told you, I have been in prison all my life," Lunceford said.
Lunceford has plea bargained her life sentence to 10 years. She said she was conflicted about testifying against Graham.
"I went back and forth about it. Justice for Rilya always wins over," she said.