Woman pleads guilty, sentenced to life in Tuscaloosa County murder case

Trial Gavel Sentence

A 25-year-old woman from San Francisco was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for her part in a kidnapping and murder that happened in 2017 in Tuscaloosa County.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced this week that Vida Milagro Confetti-Duenas pleaded guilty to one count of capital murder in Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court last week.

The victim, Jennifer Raven Nevin, was killed after Confetti-Duenas and two others attended a party that Nevin also attended. Confetti-Duenas and her codefendants believed Nevin was involved in a plot to rob them earlier that evening.

Confetti-Dueno convinced Nevin to get in a vehicle with her, the codefendants and another woman.

Once they were in the vehicle, Confetti-Duenas and a codefendant threatened to kill Nevin and pointed a gun at her. Nevin was driven to an area off Watermelon Road, taken out of the car and beaten before she was shot four times.

Nevin’s body was found two days later.

Confetti-Duenas, Koran Rashad Lewis and Kendrick Ky’Andre Marshall were each taken into custody by the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office on July 18, 2017, and charged with capital murder during the course of first-degree kidnapping.

Lewis and Marshall’s cases remain pending in Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court.

“Ms. Confetti-Duenas gave no regard to the life of Jennifer Nevin when she willfully participated in the kidnapping and violent murder of her victim,” Attorney General Steve Marshall said in a statement. “She will pay for her crimes by serving a sentence of life without parole.”

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