An Escambia County woman has been sentenced to death for the 2010 fatal beating and burning of a 19-year old woman.
Tina Lasonya Brown, 42, was convicted in June for the death of Audreanna Zimmerman, 19, in March 2010. Zimmerman was beaten and burned in an Ensley field; she died 16 days after the attack.
Judge Gary Bergosh sentenced Brown to death. In June, it took a jury only about an hour to return a first degree murder conviction against Brown and recommend the death penalty.
Brown’s 19-year old daughter, Britnee Miller, has also pleaded guilty to first degree murder and is awaiting sentencing. Miller was a minor at the time of the murder cannot be sentenced to life in prison under a recent ruling from the Supreme Court.
Heather Lee, another co-defendant, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for her part in Zimmerman’s murder.