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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman who shot and killed a state social worker and three of her own relatives as revenge for losing custody of her then 9-year-old daughter is appealing her life sentence.

Jody Herring was sentenced to life without parole in November after her conviction in the deaths of Department for Children and Families worker Lara Sobel and three of Herring's relatives.

The Times Argus reports that state law requires Herring's case to be appealed to the state Supreme Court because of her life sentence. She pleaded guilty to the charges in July 2017.

The 43-year-old woman admitted to killing Sobel on August 7, 2015, and also admitted she killed two cousins, Rhonda Herring and Regina Herring, and her aunt Julie Falzarano earlier that day.

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Information from: The Times Argus, http://www.timesargus.com/

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