COPY-Judge delays sentencing for Ala woman in daughter’s slaying

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) – A judge is delaying sentencing for an east Alabama woman convicted of getting a man to kill her daughter eight years ago.

Circuit Judge Jacob Walker III says records show Lisa Graham of Phenix City is taking medications including one that can be used for schizophrenia. She’s also been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Walker postponed sentencing indefinitely Thursday to allow time for mental exams.

Jurors convicted Graham in March on charges that she persuaded a family friend to kill her 20-year-old daughter Shea Graham in July 2007.

Testimony showed the woman was lured to rural Russell County from Columbus, Georgia, and shot to death on a road.

Evidence showed Graham repeatedly had remarked that her daughter was ruining her life, and she wanted her dead.

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