Informant back on stand in Fla. missing child case
MIAMI (AP) -- A jailhouse informant who testified that Florida foster child Rilya Wilson's former caretaker confessed to killing the girl will be back on the witness stand in the woman's murder trial.
Robin Lunceford testified Wednesday that 66-year-old Geralyn Graham told her while both were in jail that she smothered the 4-year-old girl with a pillow because Rilya was evil and mentally troubled.
Lunceford will undergo cross-examination Thursday by Graham's attorneys. They claim the 50-year-old career criminal made up the story to get her own habitual offender prison sentence reduced from life to 10 years.
Graham faces life in prison if convicted of killing Rilya, whose body has never been found. Graham claims a state welfare worker took the girl and never returned her. Police say that is not true.
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