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Girls who killed woman then went to amusement park get lengthy sentence [Updated]

December 14, 2009 |  6:22 am

A judge has sentenced two teenage girls to 59 years to life in prison for killing a woman so they could use her car for a trip to Knott's Berry Farm.

The crime occurred in 2007, when victim Angelina Arias gave the girls a ride home. Anna Salinas and Dayana Cordova were accused of shooting Arias, pushing her out of a car and driving to the amusement park. [Updated: An earlier version of this post misspelled Salinas as Slainas and incorrectly said the crime occurred in 1997.]

Arias' 9-month-old daughter was in the car and was later found unharmed on the doorstep of a house.

The judge on Friday issued the sentence. According to the Press-Enterprise, Judge F. Paul Dickerson III called the defendants "child monsters."

-- Shelby Grad