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Joplin Woman Sentenced For Multi-State Crime Spree


    A federal judge Tuesday sentenced a Joplin Missouri woman to 19 years in prison after what prosecutors called a multi-state crime spree that ended when her boyfriend was killed in a shoot-out with police.
    32-year-old Brittany Nicole Harper pleaded guilty to carjacking, transporting a stolen vehicle across state lines, conspiracy and brandishing a gun.
    Authorities say Harper was involved in a 10-day crime spree that began in Missouri and went through Alabama and Georgia before ending in Florida. Prosecutors said she and her partner stole cars, burglarized a home and kidnapped two people during carjackings.
    The crimes ended Feb. 5, 2016, when Harper's boyfriend, Blake Fitzgerald, was killed during a shootout with police in Milton, Florida.

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