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Indiana woman sentenced to 10 years for deadly home invasion

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Tara Snawder (aka Tara Van Winkle) is escorted into jail after being arrested at a Madison, Ind. Walmart on Jan. 14, 2016. Tara Snawder (aka Tara Van Winkle) is escorted into jail after being arrested at a Madison, Ind. Walmart on Jan. 14, 2016.
Travis Fentress is escorted into jail after being arrested at a Madison, Ind. Walmart on Jan. 14, 2016. Travis Fentress is escorted into jail after being arrested at a Madison, Ind. Walmart on Jan. 14, 2016.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Harrison County judge has sentenced Tara Snawder to 10 years in prison for her role in the death of one person and wounding of another in Palmyra, Ind., last year.

Snawder's sentence Thursday morning comes after she agreed in December to plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter with a recommended sentence of ten years.

Police arrested Snawder, also known as Tara Van Winkle, and her then-boyfriend, Travis Fentress, for the murder of Ralph Thomas and the attempted murder of Thomas' wife, Rebecca Rowley in a home in Palmyra, Ind., in January 2016.

The judge sentenced Fentress to 110 years in prison on March 8 after a jury in December convicted him of murder, attempted murder and being a habitual offender.

Police said Fentress broke into the couple's home, walked into the bedroom and shot Thomas in the head and Rowley and the face and shoulder. Snawder was an accomplice.

Thomas later died at a hospital. Rowley survived her injuries.

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