DEBRA JETER is a convict, currently serving time in prison for murder.
She was sentenced in 2010, one year after she committed her crimes.
Who is Debra Jeter?
Debra Janelle Jeter was born in the late 1970s in the USA.
She was married to Lester Jeter and had two children – Kiersten and Kelsey Jeter.
Not much is known about who Debra was before she went to prison for murder.
The first reported issue was in May 2009, when she attempted to take her own life in front of her two children.
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She was admitted to a mental health facility shortly after the incident for treatment.
Allegedly she had been in a mental health facility before in 2004 after abusing her daughter Kiersten and all charges were dropped.
During her short stay, her husband was granted temporary custody of their children and he took out a temporary restraining order against her.
However, the day after Debra was released from the facility, a judge removed the order and she was allowed unsupervised visits with her children.
On June 5th, 2009, she had a scheduled visit with her daughters after a 15-day separation.
She drove her two daughters to an abandoned house in rural Texas and first attacked Kiersten the Kelsey with a knife.
Kelsey died from her injuries but Kiersten survived.
Debra called 911, prompting them to hurry as Kiersten fought for her life.
Authorities arrived, arrested Debra, and took Kiersten to the hospital where she received life-saving surgery.
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Where is Debra Jeter now?
Debra was charged with murder and attempted murder.
She had a bond of $1.5million.
In May 2010, she plead guilty to both charges and accepted a plea deal of life without parole, avoiding the death penalty.
She is currently serving her life sentence in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison unit in Gatesville.
She met with her husband and surviving child before she was transferred, and apologised for what she had done.
Was Debra Jeter married?
Debra was married to Lester Jeter.
However, in May 2009, Lester filed for separation from Debra.
The exact reason is unknown.
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Her suicide attempt followed shortly after.
Lester filed for divorce while she was in the mental health facility, and requested full custody of their children.
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