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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - "They're where they need to be. They can't hurt anybody anymore." Those are the words of Carrie Rosine as she reflects on the sentences handed down to those who murdered her daughter.

Two 20 year olds; Ashley Barber and Jade Olmstead,  are now serving life sentences without the possibility of parole for the murder of Brandy Stevens Rosine.

On Thursday, Barber pleaded guilty in Crawford County Court to first degree murder.

Olmstead entered her guilty plea last month.

"It's actually sad because its not only our family. It's hurt two other families. They hurt their own and I think the compassionate side of me has their feelings within me.", said Rosine.

Carrie Rosine says by not having to go to trial, she was spared having to hear more gruesome details of her daughter's death. She said it was hard enough during the hearings to listen to Olmstead's account that when it was Barber's time to speak, she left the room.

"Because I didn't want to hear them. And they were worse than what was in Jade's." said Rosine. "And there was more things that happened that we didn't know. Things that I didn't really need to hear. It's bad enough. My daughter took a lot, but she also fought back and there's evidence of that."

With their guilty pleas, Barber and Olmstead admitted that in May 2012, they lured Brandy to their Cochranton home where they beat her, water boarded her and then rolled her into a shallow grave where she suffocated. But there's one question they may never answer.

"We still don't have a reason why or an answer as to exactly why. I think there was some speculation but we never got a straight answer as to why?" said Brandy's mom.

Now that this legal chapter is over, Rosine says she's going to focus all of her efforts on keeping Brandy's memory alive.

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