McCauley's lawyer, Charles Hamilton, told the judge Thursday that McCauley did not lay a hand on Jeff Moore and that she "stood in horror as [Earl Moore] struck him in the head one time."
McCauley also helped the police investigation of the incident by agreeing to wear a wire and approach Earl Moore in his barbershop, Hamilton said.
Assistant Kanawha County prosecutor Jennifer Meadows pointed out that McCauley and the other assailants did not call police after they had committed the crime, and left the unconscious victim lying in a pool of blood.
"I think it's important to note that in that alleyway -- and prior to being brought into the police -- no one ever called for help for Mr. Moore," Meadows said. "Not Miss McCauley, no matter how bad she felt about what happened."
McCauley's sentencing was set for Monday, but Zakaib postponed the hearing so he could review her pre-sentence report and mental-health evaluations.
Zakaib said that in his examination of the reports, he did not find any evidence that McCauley had learned from her actions, and sentenced her to the 10-year term prosecutors had recommended in exchange for her plea.
"She was asked to help rob the victim, and did not hesitate," Zakaib said, "and when the victim was hit, she relieved the victim of his wallet. There's nothing in the reports that show any real remorse by [McCauley]."
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