Ala. woman pleads guilty in 2006 killings

COLUMBIANA, Ala. (AP) - A 29-year-old Birmingham woman accused in a 2006 double slaying has pleaded guilty as she was about to go on trial.

The woman, Tia Shuntraneke Davis, was to go on trial Monday in Shelby County on capital murder charges in the killings of her former boyfriend, 26-year-old Michael Adrian Edwards of Birmingham and 28-year-old Uleesha Renee Stoner of Shelbyville, Ky.

Davis pleaded guilty in exchange for a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Glennon Threatt, one of Davis' attorneys, said he feels the plea and sentence provide the best resolution to the case.

Roosevelt Ware Jr., who was also initially charged with capital murder, pleaded guilty in January to a murder charge and had agreed to testify against Davis and any other co-defendants.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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