A Houston County teen received life in prison today after she admitted killing her sister last year.
Carmen Collins, age 18, pleaded guilty in Houston Superior Court to malice murder and first-degree arson.
She was accused of shooting her 12-year-old sister, India Collins, several times and then setting the family's house on fire on July 3, 2012.
Carmen Collins received a life sentence, with possible parole, on the malice murder charge and a 20-year sentence on the arson charge, to be served at the same time.
Prosecutor George Hartwig and defense lawyer Nick White both called the case one of the most difficult they've ever handled, because one family lost two daughters.
Before Lukemire sentenced Collins, her mother, Angela, addressed the court.