by The Associated Press
Saturday, June 12, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A woman who was working as a prostitute when she killed a customer during a robbery will have to serve the remainder of her sentence. The Alaska Court of Appeals has denied Margaret Wagner's request that she not go back to prison for eight and a half years.
Prosecutors say Wagner was working as a prostitute in 1991 when she shot a man in the head. She pleaded no contest to second-degree murder and was ordered to spend 30 years in prison, with 10 years suspended. That 20-year sentence was later reduced to 15.
But when Wagner was released from prison in 2000, she failed to comply with probation requirements by taking drugs and not meeting with her probation officer.