The woman accused of murdering an owner of the Budget Inn on Hill Street in, pleaded guilty today in Troup County Superior Court.
Teleasha Wynder, 23, pleaded guilty to malice murder and robbery by force in the March 2012 murder of motel owner Taraben Patel, 64. Wynder stabbed Patel to death after demanding money from her while she was working at the motel’s front desk.
Before sentencing, emotion-filled testimonies from Patel’s husband, brother and nephew and Wynder’s parents were read. Judge John Simpson sentenced Wynder to life with out parole for malice murder and 10 years to run concurrent with the life sentence for robbery by force.
For a full report, pick up Wednesday’s edition of the LaGrange Daily News.