3rd jury selection for Angelique Nash's alleged connection in Dorothy Session's beating death

Officials say Angelique Nash was a lookout

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - For a third time, a jury is being selected in the case of a teen charged with the brutal murder of an elderly woman.

Jurors could not agree on a verdict in Angelique Nash's first two trials.

Nash, 15,  is charged with one count of first-degree murder for the beating death of 81 year-old Dorothy Session.

Prosecutors say she acted as a lookout  while her sister Katila Nash, 17, and David Moses, 17, broke into Session's home and beat her to death.

Officials believe they were looking to steal things in order to buy drugs.

Moses was sentenced to life in prison without parole and Katila Nash was sentenced to 25-years to life in prison.

According to California law, those convicted of aiding and abetting a crime are equally guilty, but it is unknown if jurors will agree.

In April 2010, homicide detectives said the incident took place on the 1500 block of Camino Sierra in Northeast Bakersfield.

Sheriff deputies said Dorothy Pauline Session was found around 6:30 Wednesday evening in her living room by her grandson.

Deputies said he went to check up on her after Session had missed an appointment earlier in the day.

Deputies said they don't know how long Session had been laying injured in her home.

They said Session had severe injuries on her nose, cheek bone and on the side of her face.

Homicide detectives responded and are investigating the incident. At this time it appears that an unknown suspect or suspects entered Session'’s residence through an unlocked rear door and brutally assaulted Session.

During the investigation, detectives received information that prior to the assault there were two Hispanic or black females, and one black male walking through the neighborhood.

According to witnesses, these people were knocking on doors, checking to see if anyone was home.

This is a common tactic thieves use to determine if anyone is inside a residence prior to burglarizing it, detectives said.

 

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