‘She wanted to feed her family’: NC woman says breakdown, worry led to robbery, standoff

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GRAHAM, N.C. — A Graham woman who held a knife to her 3-year-old’s throat during a police standoff last year pleaded guilty Thursday to armed robbery, the Burlington Times-News reported.

Yalann Louise Money, 28, robbed a Graham convenience store at gunpoint, stealing ravioli and Vienna sausages. She told the judge she did it to feed her four children. She also said she couldn’t afford medication to treat her mental condition.

“I wasn’t in my right mind,” Money said. “Nothing justifies what I’ve done. My children matter to me more than anything. … Despite what it looked like, I would never have hurt them.”

Money will spend at least three years in prison.

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