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Las Vegas mother, daughter plead guilty to killing elderly coin collector

Lourie Rodriguez (left) and her daughter, Amber Hall CBS/Las Vegas Metro Police

Lourie Rodriguez (left) and her daughter, Amber Hall
CBS/Las Vegas Metro Police

(CBS) LAS VEGAS - A mother and daughter have pleaded guilty to killing a 73-year-old coin collector found beaten and stabbed to death in a recliner in her Las Vegas apartment, the Las Vegas Sun reports.

According to the paper, a court spokesperson said Lourie Rodriguez, 46, and her 27-year-old daughter Amber Hall, accepted a plea agreement on Wednesday. The pleaded guilty to murder, burglary and robbery charges in the April slaying of Jean Greenburg, admitting they also stole her coin collection.

Police say two friends of Greenburg found her dead on April 27, 2012 in her apartment near near the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Detectives noticed suspicious activity in Greenburg's bank account the night after she was found dead, and used ATM surveillance video to track Rodriguez and Hall.

A search of their apartment turned up more than $2,500, which Hall told police came from pawning Greenburg's coins.

Rodriguez and Hall are scheduled to be sentenced April 1, the Sun reports.

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