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Teen gets 22 years in killing

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A teenager who helped fatally beat and stab her father was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in prison.

Jackie Wortham, 18, appeared before Spokane County Superior Court Judge Michael Price and said she thinks about her father every day and regrets what she did.

Price called the murder a “completely senseless act that was methodically planned and executed in great detail.” Daniel Wortham was attacked in March 2008 when he returned home from a plumbing job. Prosecutors say Jackie Wortham, who was 16 at the time, helped her boyfriend, Edmund Washington, use a baseball bat, knife, wrench and three-foot sword to kill her father.

The pair admitted previously that they plotted to kill Daniel Wortham, waiting more than five hours for him to come home that night.

Washington pleaded guilty Wednesday and will be sentenced Oct. 28, court officials said. Prosecutors are recommending a 22-year sentence.

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