A Cobb County woman pleaded guilty to killing a 21-year-old Kennesaw University Student Tuesday, just before lawyers started choosing jurors for her murder trial.
Police said road rage prompted Sparkles Lindsey, 22, to shoot Kimberly Kilgore, 21, to death.
Kilgore's family agreed to a plea deal, sentencing Lindsey to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 30 years to avoid re-living Kilgore's death in court.
"They were very gracious in this case," District Attorney Vic Reynolds told Channel 2's Ross Cavitt. "They're kind, decent, gracious kind of people and consented to this plea and were in favor of it, so we're glad to wrap this case up for them."
Kilgore's mother told the judge the sentence would not bring closure.
“She was very close to her sisters. I homeschooled her until middle school so we were just a close family, and without her, life isn’t be the same," said Rebecca Jones Kilgore.
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