The woman who killed her mother in 2011 pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
But now her husband has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
The Alabamian woman, who is in her late 20s, was charged with killing her mother, 46-year-old Debra Lee Whitefield, on Feb. 9, 2011, at her Alabaster home.
She is serving life without parole for the crime.
In January 2012, the Alabaman Supreme Court ruled that Whitefield had waived her right to a jury trial.
But on Friday, a judge denied her motion for a new trial, citing a lack of evidence against her husband, who was convicted of second-grade murder and attempted murder.
Whitefield’s attorney, Robert P. Johnson, had asked the judge to grant her a new sentencing hearing, saying the prosecution has not provided enough new evidence to establish her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Whitefields lawyer, Jeff Tompkins, argued in the hearing that the prosecution had presented “nothing new” and that the evidence against Whitefield was overwhelming.
He argued that the state’s evidence against him had been tainted by an unrelated murder, which was not committed by his wife.
He also argued that Whitefields credibility had been compromised because she has been arrested twice on felony charges.
But prosecutors said the prosecution’s evidence for Whitefield’s guilt is “inconsistent.”
“In all fairness, the evidence is very strong and strong, but it has not been presented to the jury,” prosecutor Michael P. Bongiovanni told the judge.
“The prosecution’s theory is that this woman murdered her mother by the act of her husband,” Bongovanni said.
The hearing was the second in a two-week trial in which Whitefield is represented by attorneys from the Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office.
Bond was set at $10 million, but prosecutors said they are seeking at least $15 million.