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Friday, Sep 28 2012 10:43 AM

New trial date set for defendant in Dorothy Session beating death

By BREAKING NEWS BLOG

A date has been set for the retrial of Angelique Nash in connection with the beating death of 81-year-old Dorothy Session.

The new trial is scheduled to begin Nov. 19, prosecutor David Wilson said Friday.

A mistrial was declared Wednesday for Nash after jurors deadlocked 10-2, with 10 voting guilty. Her co-defendants, David Moses and Katila Nash, were convicted of murder, and the jury also found the special circumstance of murder committed during the commission of a burglary to be true.

Moses faces life in prison without the possibility of parole, and Katila Nash faces 25 years to life with the possibility of parole at their Oct. 25 sentencing.

If convicted, Angelique faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Session's brutal beating death stunned local residents after she was found in her east Bakersfield home April 14, 2010. Wilson has said the defendants were looking for an empty home to burglarize and thought they had found one when they came upon Session's residence.

Moses beat Session after finding her at home because they didn't want to leave a witness, Wilson has said.

- The Californian

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