Valessa Robinson will likely be remembered as the sullen teenager who fell into the wrong crowd, ran with an older guy, and was accused in her mother's death.
At the time, she was just 15 years old.
Jurors decided no matter how dressed-up Robinson got in court, it couldn't cover her guilt, and they sent her to prison.
Now, 15 years later, she's being released as a 30-year-old woman.
And everyone wonders: Has she repented?
Robinson has been held at a facility in South Florida. Early this morning, just after midnight, officials walked her out a free woman.
It was hard to see in the dark, but people at the scene, including a FOX 13 photographer, believe it was likely her. They drove off in the dark.
Officials later confirmed that Robinson had been released around the same time.
The word is that she may be headed to the Tampa Bay area to thank her attorney.
Robinson's mother, Vicki, was a realtor in Carrollwood. She was a single mother and 49 years old when she died.
Robinson's boyfriend at the time, Adam "Rattlesnake" Davis, wanted to kill her by injecting her with bleach. Robinson was convicted of plotting murder with him and of stabbing her mother three times.
Her defense team said she was so young, she didn't know what she was doing.
She served most of her 20-year sentence. She wasn't exactly a model prisoner.
She was in trouble for narcotics and sex acts on the inside.
Her former boyfriend is still on death row.
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