JUNEAU, Alaska - An Alaska woman convicted of criminally negligent homicide in the death of her mother will not be reporting to jail to begin her sentence Friday.
Rachelle Waterman's attorney, Steven Wells, said Monday that a state court judge granted Waterman's request earlier this month to remain free on bond, pending an appeal.
Waterman was a teenager in 2004 when she was accused of conspiring to kill her mother, Lauri Waterman. A 2006 trial ended in a hung jury. She was retried earlier this year and acquitted of conspiracy to commit murder and first-degree murder. She was convicted of criminally negligent homicide, and sentenced to three years in prison. She was to receive credit for time served.
Two men are serving long prison sentences for their roles in Lauri Waterman's death.