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Woman From "Broward Seven" Returns to Court on Violation Probation Charge

Alice Willis, 37, served 8 years for her part in the plan that resulted in the murder of her ex-boyfriend Bobby Kent in 1993

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    Alice Willis, one of the infamous "Broward Seven," reappeared in court Tuesday, this time for violating her state probation, authorities said. NBC 6's Myriam Masihy reports. (Published Tuesday, May 7, 2013)

    Alice Willis, one of the infamous "Broward Seven," reappeared in court Tuesday, this time for violating her state probation, authorities said.

    Willis, 37, was picked up by police because she allegedly gave the court an address in Melbourne and when investigators went to check up on her they realized the address did not exist. She was then found in Fort Lauderdale, arrested for violation of probation on Monday, and denied bond on Tuesday, authorities said.

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    Willis was one of the seven people arrested in connection with the murder of Bobby Kent in 1993. The "Broward Seven" as they became known, apparently tricked Kent into going to a construction site in Weston where he was brutally killed, according to authorities. The group claimed Kent was a bully and they were tired of his abuse.

    Two years ago Willis told NBC 6 in an interview that she acted as bait that night, leading her ex-boyfriend Kent into a trap, but saying that she didn't know the plan was to kill him. Four of the seven including Willis served time in jail for taking part in the plan but not the attack. Willis, who was originally sentenced to 40 years in jail, served eight years.

    Three others who were convicted of the murder were sentenced to life in prison.

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    Kent's murder made headlines around the country and inspired the movie "Bully." Following her release, Willis became a stay-at-home mother.

    NBC 6 reached out to Willis' attorney, Michael Dutko, but did not get a response.

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