Greensburg 6 Member Pleads Guilty To 3rd Degree Murder
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Amber Meidinger, accused in the Greensburg six ring, pleaded guilty to third degree murder Wednesday.
Meidinger was sentenced to 40 to 80 years in prison for her involvement in the 2010 torture and murder of 30-year-old Jennifer Daugherty.
“She’s still guilty, she should have done the right thing,” Daughtery’s sister Joy Burkholder said.
Burkholder gave a riveting victim’s statement prior to Meidinger’s sentencing, saying what Meidinger and the other did to Daugherty is emotionally numbing when it comes to forgiveness.
“I feel nothing for her, I feel nothing for her,” Burkholder said. “I believe she is remorseful, she should be.”
The lawyers for two others accused in the murder, Robert Masters and Peggy Miller, told the judge Wednesday that their clients would also enter third degree murder and conspiracy. A continuance was granted for them until Dec. 19.
In February this year, the group’s so-called ringleader according to investigators, Ricky Smyrnes, was convicted and sentenced to the death penalty.
Angela Marinucci is serving life in prison after being convicted in May of 2011. Melvin Knight is on death row after pleading guilty in August of 2012.