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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — A 25-year-old woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison as part of a plea bargain to avoid a second trial on charges she helped her husband kill a Wilkes-Barre woman during an upstate New York robbery in 2009.

The Binghamton Press and Sun-Bulletin reports that Ashley Carnevale of Kirkwood, N.Y., pleaded guilty Tuesday in a Binghamton court to first-degree manslaughter and first-degree attempted assault.

She had been convicted in 2010 of second-degree murder and other charges and was serving 15 to life when that verdict was overturned on appeal. That conviction was reversed by the Appellate Division in December 2012 and the case returned to Broome County Court for a re-trial, according to the Press and Sun-Bulletin.

Authorities said she and 25-year-old Anthony Carnevale III tried to rob prescription drugs from the Kirkwood home of Ethan Button in January 2009, when Anthony Carnevale shot and killed Button’s guest, 39-year-old Jean Clark of Wilkes-Barre’s Parsons neighborhood.

According to the Press and Sun-Bulletin, Anthony Carnevale was sentenced Jan. 27, 2010, to 25 years to life in prison and five years post-release supervision. He pleaded guilty Oct. 28, 2009, to second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder. At the time of his guilty plea, Anthony Carnevale admitted he was the person who actually shot Clark and Button with a handgun.

Button wrestled the gun away from Anthony Carnevale and wounded him, according to police reports at the time, the newspaper reported Wednesday.

Public records show Clark lived at 84 E. Carey St.

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