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She rolled a brown blanket around that, then added an outside layer: the Star Wars comforter her sister loved. But how did things go so far? Barbara had bought the.

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Log in. Published Nov. Up next: Refusing to concede, Trump blocks cooperation on transition. Barbara told two St. Petersburg detectives that she never owned a double-wide in Florida, never had a sister. When she did, she brought her sister. Regions Tampa St. Letters to the Editor Submit a Letter.

But when Debbie was born, everything changed.

For 20 years. Obituaries Homes Jobs Classifieds. Kirk at the edge of space Letters Oct. Petersburg man was the first Black lawyer to a white Florida law firm. Subscribe Manage my subscription Activate my subscription Log in Log out. Here, the family dynamic is very relatable. The Times talked to Barbara when she was in the Pinellas County jail, facing the death penalty, but enjoying the stay.

The few people who knew them said Debbie was demanding, often shouting at Barbara. She wants to get a dog. On Oct. No one seemed to notice the Burns sisters were gone until the mortgage company repossessed the trailer eight months later.

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She lives in a halfway house now, in a two-story stucco building in an industrial area behind Gibbs High, where old sheets shade the windows and people push grocery carts filled with blankets. Police tracked Barbara to Virginia Beach, where she was working the night shift at a 7-Eleven, living in a homeless shelter, back near the place she had been happiest as .

Barbara, they said, was devoted to her sister, infinitely patient. She got scarlet fever as a toddler, which stunted her development. Sister killings are rare, which also was intriguing to Deutsch. Barbara booked the trips, drove them everywhere, paid the bills.

She was one of the oldest women in the Gden Correctional Facility in Quincy. They argued that night about money, as they often did. She cared for her sister her whole life. Her sister Debbie, 40, wanted to stay in their double-wide in the Tyrone area of St.

Petersburg, order more cable channels, buy more Star Wars stuff. She kept up her routine, never told anyone what happened. She bought a pinball machine, a foosball table, a computer.

She wrapped the body in a white shower curtain, threw in a calendar marked only with the times of a few TV shows — a lonely life with little to look forward to. Barbara grew up in Maryland, just outside Washington, D. Their dad was a printer. Next week, Barbara Burns shares her story on true crime TV. By Lane DeGregory. Their mom died in Then they lost their brother, who left his estate to take care of Debbie. Manage my subscription Activate my subscription Log out. Her story first appeared in the Tampa Bay Times in September On Monday, it will be featured in a true-crime documentary on Investigation Discovery, called Twisted Sisters.

She had taken care of Debbie for her whole life. He died at Florida health department calls for permanent school mask mandate ban Oct. Barbara, then 53, wanted to move to Virginia Beach, where she thought things would be cheaper.

The Sacrifice. Each summer, the family vacationed in Virginia Beach.

But when they showed her a photo of Debbie holding their chihuahua, Leo, she broke down. Careers Advertise Legal Contact.

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She lost her only friend. The gun was in their dresser, third drawer from the top.

Investigations Narratives Pulitzer Winners. She never dated, seldom went out. Barbara, who was 13 years older, dropped out of high school to take care of Debbie. Mom stayed home with the. The sisters even slept in the same room, their single beds in an L-shape, their he almost touching. Police say she pulled it out, loaded a single bullet, stood over her sister and fired into her forehead. She wants to go to the movies, to the mall, to the beach. Connect with us. A saint. Pete Beach.

A bonus for the filmmakers is that Barbara agreed to be interviewed on camera.

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She fell silent. For the first time in 69 years, she has her own room. That night, Aug. She remembers her sister fell asleep first, remembers listening to her breathe. Debbie wanted to travel to California, for a soap opera convention; to Australia, to see where her favorite actor lived. Inmates called her Gangsta Granny. Then their dad died, and their mom had to wait tables.

Then she killed her. Then started to sob.

The Saint. Lane DeGregory Enterprise reporter. Her public defender persuaded her to take a plea. About us. When a neighbor asked about Debbie, Barbara told her she had gone to California to take care of an aunt. Barbara tried to explain, tried to be patient.