Sarah Dutra, convicted of poisoning boss, released from prison

6:55 PM, Aug 26, 2011   |    comments
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Sarah Dutra, 2007

VACAVILLE, CA - Sarah Dutra was released early Friday morning from Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla. She was convicted of poisoning her boss, Larry McNabney, then stashing his body.

Dutra was a 21-year-old Sacramento State student in 2001 when she, along with the wife of her employer, conspired to poison McNabney and steal money from his business..

Mcnabney's body was found at a vineyard in Linden in San Joaquin County.

Dutra was released after serving 85 percent of her 11-year sentence. She will be on parole for three years.

Dutra is making her new home in Vacaville. She and her family did not want to talk. Some neighbors did share their opinions.

"I don't think it's fair that she only got an 11-year sentence," said Sheryl Boiser.

"I wish her well and her family well," said Gene Lyons.

The family of McNabney did make a statement, saying, "She was released back to her family but we don't get to see our dad again. We hope she was able to rehabilitate herself in the last nine years and make better choices. We still miss our dad and that won't change," said Tavia Williams, McNabney's daughter.

by Melinda Meza,


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