Waco woman stands trial for 2008 stabbing death of her mother

McLennan County Jail
POSTED: Monday, June 23, 2014 - 9:25am
UPDATED: Monday, June 23, 2014 - 9:10pm

The trial of a Waco woman accused of killing her mother with the assistance of her ex-boyfriend began Monday morning.

Jury selection is underway in the capital murder trial of Yolanda Renee Leonard Lind. In January 2013, prosecutors in McLennan County announced they would not be pursuing the death penalty for Lind.

According to authorities, stabbed her mother, Rebecca Leonard to death in October 2008. Rebecca's boyfriend, Jerry Patterson was also stabbed during the attack. Patterson managed to survive.

Following the attack, Lind's ex-boyfriend, Jeremy Lowery, was also charged with capital murder for his role in Rebecca's death and the attack on her boyfriend. He pleaded guilty to the charge in June 2012. Lowery was later sentenced to life in prison on a lesser charge of murder.


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