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Killeen woman sentenced to 17 years in federal prison for two armed bank robberies

Posted at 4:33 PM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 17:57:20-04

A Killeen woman has been sentenced to 17 years in federal prison in connection to two armed bank robberies.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Alan Albright sentenced 23-year-old Eboni Siamone McMurray to 37 months in federal prison on two bank robbery charges consecutive to 168 months in federal prison on two firearms charges.

McMurray was also ordered to pay $5,887 in restitution and to be placed on supervised release for five years after completing her prison term.

On June 23, McMurray pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery and two counts of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

By pleading guilty, the Killeen woman admitted that on January 24, she entered the First Texas Bank in Killeen, approached a teller and removed a handgun from her bag. She then pulled the handgun slide to the rear as if chambering a round. A teller placed money into the bag before McMurray exited the bank.

McMurray further admitted that on February 12, she entered the First National Bank Texas, located in the 4300 block of East Central Texas Expressway in Killeen, approached a teller and demanded that the teller "fill the bag." She then pointed a firearm directly at the teller, told the teller she had five seconds to comply and began counting down from five. The teller filled the bag with money and McMurray exited the bank.

Investigators were able to identify McMurray based on video surveillance from the scene and later locate her vehicle. FBI agents and Killeen Police officers, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service, arrested McMurray at her home without incident the following day. She has since remained in federal custody.