A Prince William County woman who helped barricade three of her children in a room using drywall was sentenced to nine years in prison
Circuit Court Judge Richard Potter imposed the sentence on Christina Moore, 26, suspending 7 1/2 years. She will receive credit for time already served, and ultimately serve less than six more months
, according to David Daugherty, her defense attorney.
Moore said in court Thursday that she was in the throes of an addiction to prescription opiates at the time of the incident and is improving.
“I’ve been given a great opportunity to get clean,” she told Potter. “I no longer need anything for pain.”
“I feel so much better, and I have so much to look forward to,” said Moore, who said her eating and exercise habits have improved.
Potter imposed a stiffer sentence than was suggested by informal state guidelines because Moore had not yet completed a court-imposed drug program.
Robey, 35, was sentenced in January to three years of probation on child abuse charges.
Moore was also supposed to be sentenced at that time, but Potter rescheduled — also because Moore had not completed the program.