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Amy Herring, 30, of Mtn. Home, Ark., was sentenced last week to 15 years in the Department of Corrections as a Class X offender for murder in the 2nd degree, and 10 years for robbery in the 1st degree. Class X offenders must serve 85 percent of their actual prison sentence, Prosecuting Attorney Roger Wall said.
Herring pleaded guilty in June to the murder of Phillip Taylor, of Macomb, whose body was found in the Gentry Roadside Park north of Ava on Sept. 10, 2010. Taylor was the ex-boyfriend of April Quick and the two of them had three children together.
Quick is charged with 1st degree murder, 1st degree robbery, and armed criminal action in connection with Taylor’s death. Her jury trial is set for December of this year in Ava.
According to Wall, Herring and Quick planned Taylor’s homicide over child custody issues. Wall also alleges that Herring and Quick were paramours living together.
As a part of Herring’s plea, she will be required to waive her 5th Amendment right to remain silent and will be required to testify truthfully in any future court proceedings.