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Fiancé of Connie Justice speaks on her conviction

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Connie Lynn Justice and Carrie Franklin were convicted in 2012 of lying to court officials and malicious confinement of a sane person.

Prosecutors said they admitted their mother Jean Sancken to a mental facility because she was evicting them from her home.

Shortly after their convictions, Justice took off. Her fiance, Ronnie Kirkland, says she had good reasons to run.

"She was trying to set up housing for her son, he's a special needs child. She was trying to get away from Albany all together, plus get another lawyer cause she wasn't happy with this lawyer at the time," said Kirkland.

Justice was arrested in Brunswick, Georgia on March 20. Kirkland says Connie did not have her mother committed to get her money.

"She don't want the money, she don't care about the money. That has never been an issue with her," said Kirkland. 

Kirkland says there's more to the story.

"She felt that she had been wronged in this case altogether, not everything was brought out like it should have been. Which was not, they still have a lot of evidence and people that were willing to come forth and speak on her behalf, witness that never got to speak," said Kirkland.

Connie Justice will be sentenced Monday and could get up to 10 years in prison.

Her sisier Carrie Franklin was sentenced to 2 years in prison.

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