Woman in botched bank heist sentenced to 19 years in prison - San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com

Woman in botched bank heist sentenced to 19 years in prison

Posted: Updated:

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A woman who participated in a botched Wells Fargo bank robbery was sentenced Thursday to 19 years in prison.

Laura Elshire, 43, pleaded guilty in November to charges of robbery and possession of a deadly weapon at a penal institution.

She had faced 33 years to life in prison for her involvement in the June 2013 robbery in which an accomplice was shot.

The judge took into account Elshire's prior conviction from 1997, for which she earned two strikes.

"The judge felt that because both of those strikes stemmed from the same incident, looking at her total history, the facts of that case, the facts of the current case, that the most just thing as to strike one of those strikes," Deputy District Attorney Chandelle Konstanzer said.

Elshire's two male accomplices have both pleaded guilty in several robberies. One received five years in prison, and the other will be sentenced next month.

  • CBS 8 FEATURESMore>>

  • The picture perfect Mother's Day

    The picture perfect Mother's Day

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-04-19 16:27:43 GMT
    If you love your mother and your mother loves you, you probably have a picture of the two of you that could win you a grand prize. KFMB's second annual Mommy and Me Photo Contest is under way. 
    If you love your mother and your mother loves you, you probably have a picture of the two of you that could win you a grand prize. KFMB's second annual Mommy and Me Photo Contest is under way. 
  • Police seek suspect in lewd act in Otay Mesa

    Police seek suspect in lewd act in Otay Mesa

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:16:53 GMT
    A motorist exposed himself to a teenage girl and performed a lewd act on an Otay Mesa roadside Friday. 
    A motorist exposed himself to a teenage girl and performed a lewd act on an Otay Mesa roadside Friday. 
  • Woman's dog scares off hot prowl suspect in Oceanside

    Woman's dog scares off hot prowl suspect in Oceanside

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:54:20 GMT
    A woman awoke in her home near the Center City Golf Course Friday to find her mouth covered by the hand of a strange man, who fled moments later when her dog went after him, police reported. 
    A woman awoke in her home near the Center City Golf Course Friday to find her mouth covered by the hand of a strange man, who fled moments later when her dog went after him, police reported. 
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.