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Watertown inmate appeals life sentence given as teen

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WATERTOWN (AP) — A South Dakota state prison inmate from Watertown who was given a life sentence when she was a teenager is trying to get the sentence overturned.

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Jessi Owens was 17 when she pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 1998 hammer beating death of David Bauman. Authorities say Owens and another teen went to Bauman's house to steal money.

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