By CBSBoston.com Staff

NEEDHAM (CBS) — A Needham woman was convicted this week for killing her 81-year-old neighbor in 2017. Tammie Galloway, 51, was sentenced on Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of Laura Shifrina.

Prosecutors said Galloway stabbed Shifrina to death inside her Linden Street apartment. Galloway later stole Shifrina’s car, wallet, cellphone, and jewelry.

Shifrina’s body was found by her daughter on May 31, 2017, in her apartment. She was last seen alive three days prior.

Along with being convicted of murder, Galloway was also found guilty of armed robbery and larceny.

CBSBoston.com Staff