Appeals court decision could set 'Cash Feenz' killer free

CREATED Jan. 22, 2014

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CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A sign of hope for the woman charged with a heinous double murder of two Cape Coral teens in 2006. 

The 2nd District Court of Appeals in Florida issued an opinion Wednesday that is in favor of re-sentencing for 25-year-old Ashley Toye. 
 
Her lawyer, Stuart Pepper, filed an appeal with the court based on a 2012 case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court that ruled juveniles can not be charged with a maximum life in prison without the possibility of parole. 
 
Toye was 17 at the time of the crime in which 18-year old Alex Sosa and his nephew, 14-year-old Jeffrey Sosa, were tortured and then murdered by a group which called themselves the 'Cash Feenz.'
 
She was convicted on 2 counts of first-degree murder, along with kidnapping, battery and tampering charges. 
 
Toye is currently serving a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole at the women's correctional facility in Ocala. 
 
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