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Suspect pleads guilty in Ohioan's 1987 stabbing

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A woman arrested last year in Georgia for a 1987 Ohio stabbing has pleaded guilty to a murder charge and been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

Fifty-year-old Zina Roberson made her plea Monday in Franklin County court in central Ohio. She originally was indicted on a more serious count of aggravated murder.

A message seeking comment was left for her attorney.

Roberson lived in Rome, Georgia, for two decades before she was arrested. Investigators linked her DNA to evidence taken from the Columbus apartment where 77-year-old Anna Mae Florence was killed in 1987.

A Columbus newspaper reports at the time of the murder, police said the suspect was a woman who knocked on Florence's door, claiming she was soliciting money for a charity benefiting the elderly.

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