Judge declines to reduce sentence of federal agent's killer
A federal judge on Friday encouraged an Indiana Township woman to continue her efforts to rehabilitate herself in prison but declined to reduce her sentence for killing a federal agent.
Christina Korbe, 44, who is representing herself, filed a motion Sept. 20 claiming that her “exceptional” efforts to rehabilitate herself warrant a reduction in the 15 years and 10 months she's serving for the Nov. 19, 2008, killing of FBI Special Agent Samuel Hicks.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Rivetti said in the government's response that Korbe doesn't meet any of the four criteria, such as advanced age, for consideration for early release and that her achievements are routine. Taking some courses, finishing a drug-abuse counseling program and finishing the Bureau of Prison's walk/run program should not shave any time off her sentence, he said.
U.S. District Judge Terrence McVerry concluded that Korbe didn't meet any of the “narrow exceptions” that would allow him to consider reducing her sentence.