2 women accused in Angelina County murder make plea deals
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - Two women accused of their involvement with the death of an Angelina County woman have plead guilty to murder.
Breana Lee Green and Deidra Marie Lee confessed each to a charge of murder in the death of Ashley Schaeffer in 2022.
Green confessed to driving Victor Lee and Wade Finley to Schaeffer’s house before Schaeffer was murdered the morning of Sunday, July 24, 2022.
“They killed my sister in her sleep while her 10 month old was in the bed with her,” Angela Justice, sister of Schaefer said.
Two more of Schaefer’s children were at home when the murder took place.
Deidra Lee was sentenced to 28 years in prison, with 192 days already served. She has agreed to testify against her co-defendants in the case.
Green was sentenced to 20 years in prison, with 198 days already served. She also has agreed to testify against her co-defendants in the case.
Justice says that she relives the hours before the murder happened, as that she missed a call from her sister that night..
And wishes she could get one more moment with her sister, like Green did today with her mother before she was sentenced.
“It just doesn’t seem fair that she got to hold her moms hand one last time and the last time I held my sisters hand it was hard and cold,” Justice said.
While the family and friends of Schaefer take satisfaction two people will face time in prison for her murder, Victor Lee, the estranged husband of Schaefer, and Wade Finley are still awaiting trial.
“Hopefully this is a battle we can see to win the war in the end,” Dorothy Duncan, friend of Schaefer said.
While they wait, they’re still trying to bring the three children that were home during the murder back in the hands of the family as they’ve been in Child Protective Services since the murder.
“It would just be good if I could get her kids out of the system,” Justice said. “If they could be with family that would be awesome.”
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