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Probation for woman involved in Northern Liberties killings

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A woman has been sentenced to two years of probation for her role in a high-profile double killing in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia.

Katoya Jones, 27, was sentenced Tuesday on two counts of third-degree murder after the killings at the Piazza at Schmidt's in 2009.

Jones gave three men access to the apartment complex for what she thought was a robbery.

Rian Thal, 34, and Timothy Gilmore, 40, were killed.

Investigators said they seized more than eight pounds of cocaine and $100,000 cash from Thal's apartment after the killings.

Jones testified against three men, who were each convicted and received life sentences.

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