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Hoping for Lighter Sentence, Abigail Kemp Testifies Against Her Co-Conspirators

“They made me feel good about myself,” says infamous armed robber.

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Abigail Kemp – the 25-year-old woman who recently pleaded guilty to carrying out six armed robberies of jewelry stores in five different states across the Southeast – testified against her three co-conspirators in hopes of receiving a lighter sentence, the Panama City News Herald reports.

According to the article, she described the details of the spree to the jurors and told them: “[The co-conspirators] made me feel good about myself — like I was part of something. I didn’t like what I was doing, but I liked the way they made me feel.”

The defense attorneys of the co-conspirators, however, painted a different picture of Kemp, arguing that she “repeatedly committed crimes before becoming a robber, and was a drug abuser and a scorned lover with a significant incentive to lie on the stand and implicate others in her crime.”

The article details the following exchange that took place between Kemp and a defense attorney:

DA: “What were you looking at before your agreement with the government?”

Kemp: “Life in prison.”

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DA: “And that is vastly different from what you hope to receive with your cooperation.”

Kemp: “Correct.”

Read more at the Panama City News Herald

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