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3rd inmate says Fla. woman admitted killing girl

Rilya Wilson
Posted at 2:15 PM, Jan 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-08 09:19:18-05

MIAMI (AP) - A third prison inmate has testified that a Florida woman admitted killing a young foster child who went missing more than a decade ago.

Ramona Tavia testified Tuesday that 66-year-old Geralyn Graham tearfully admitted the killing while the two shared a cell in 2003. Tavia says Graham said she did it to protect her live-in lover Pamela Graham.

Geralyn Graham faces life in prison if convicted of killing 4-year-old Rilya Wilson, whose body has never been found. Two other inmates also testified that Graham either confessed or provided details of the girl's death.

The state's case is likely to wrap up later Tuesday or Wednesday.

The defense will begin with testimony from investigators who were unable to find Rilya's remains or any forensic evidence. It's uncertain if Graham will testify.