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Katila Nash, convicted of murder in death of 81-year-old, released from prison

Posted at 6:16 PM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 21:16:48-05

Katila Nash, a woman convicted when she was a teenager in the death of an 81-year-old woman, is now free according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Nash was serving a life sentence for her part in the death of Dorothy Session. But according to the CDCR, Nash was released on Thursday, Dec. 19.

Nash's case was granted review under Proposition 57, which state prosecutors could not directly file charges against juveniles in adult court, as was the case with Nash.

Then a new law passed this year, SB 1391, stated that someone 15 or younger could not be tried as an adult.

Since Nash is 25, the maximum age a juvenile can be held, the court ordered her release.

Back in April of 2010, Nash and another juvenile, David Deshawn Moses broke into Session's home. Moses then beat Session to death. Nash's sister Angelique Nash was the lookout.

Angelique was also sentenced to 25 years to life for her part in the crime.

Moses has a status hearing on Jan. 8, 2020, according to court records.