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Conviction in Vicki Robinson murder upheld

2:39 PM, Jun 5, 2008   |    comments
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal by convicted murderer Adam Davis, who helped his teenage girlfriend murder her mother.

The Supreme Court unanimously rejected Davis' appeal on claims that his legal representation was ineffective, a confession was improperly admitted and that there was false testimony at his trial.

Davis was convicted along with Valessa Robinson of the murder of Valessa's mother, Vicki Robinson, in 1998. The Tampa woman was choked, injected with bleach and stabbed. Davis was 19 at the time. Valessa Robinson was 15.

Davis is on death row for the murder. Valessa Robinson was sentenced to 20 years in prison. A third defendant, Jon Whispel, was sentenced to 25 years.

After the murder, the three friends stole Vicki Robinson's car and credit cards and set off on a cross-country escape before being caught in Texas.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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