Woman convicted in murder of a VCU student facing new charges

By Rachel DePompa - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A woman convicted in the murder of a VCU student in Byrd Park is facing new charges.

LaPrecious Nicole Austin  was indicted by a grand jury on two counts of malicious wounding.

She's accused of stuffing padlocks into a sock and beating two fellow inmates in the head at the Fluvanna Correctional Center.

Austin was the 2008 getaway driver in the murder of Tyler Binstead.  She's already serving an 18-year prison sentence.

Prosecutors in Richmond say if Austin is convicted on the new charges they will try to keep her in jail longer for the Binstead  murder.

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