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York woman gets 25-50 years for grandmother's poisoning death

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Shelby Lyn Adams Shelby Lyn Adams
YORK, Pa. (WHTM) -

A York woman will spend 25-50 years in prison for stealing money from her elderly grandmother and then killing her with a drug-laced chili.

Shelby Lyn Adams, 41, pleaded guilty Tuesday to third-degree murder and four counts of forgery.

Adams received 20-40 years for the third-degree murder conviction and an additional 5-10 years for the forgery convictions.

Prosecutors said she stole checks from 90-year-old Ada Adams and forged and cashed them before killing her grandmother in 2008 with a lethal dose of morphine mixed into her favorite fast food chili.

Adams, who was working in a hospital emergency room and had access to leftover morphine, was charged with the crimes in February.

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