TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA/AP/Getty Images)— A Tampa Bay area woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for poisoning an elderly neighbor and stealing from her.
She was convicted of second-degree murder and aggravated abuse of the elderly. Authorities say Mallory poisoned 79-year-old Peggy Mehrman over four months in 2007 and 2008 by giving the woman medications that exceeded 10 times her prescribed amount.
Meanwhile, Mallory was stealing jewelry and thousands of dollars in cash. The victims daughter attempted to withdraw money from an account to cover funeral costs for Mehrman and was unable. She became suspicious and called law enforcement.