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Kaitlyn Ritcherson gets 25 years for murder of Huston-Tillotson student

By Jazmine Ulloa - American-Statesman Staff



A state district judge late Friday sentenced Kaitlyn Ritcherson to 25 years in prison after she was convicted of killing Huston-Tillotson track star Fatima Barrie.

Travis County jurors weighing the fate of Ritcherson deliberated for more than four hours before recommending the punishment, which was accepted by retired judge Bob Perkins. On the stand in her final statement to Ritcherson, Barrie’s mother, Patricia Davis, said she hoped some good would come from her daughter’s death and thanked the jurors for their service.

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