The two women who held down a homeless woman as four men beat and stabbed her to death nearly four years ago were sentenced yesterday to lengthy prison sentences.
Lauren Alleyne was sentenced to 12 to 15 years in state prison, to be followed by four years of probation, and Ana White was sentenced to 12 years in prison to be followed by four years of probation for their roles in the November 2001 murder of Io Nachtwey.
Alleyne, 21, of Malden, and White, 21, of Milton, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and kidnapping and agreed to testify for the prosecution at the murder trial of the four men earlier this year.
Alleyne and White held Nachtwey down on a railroad bridge spanning the Charles River while she was slain. Nachtwey, a 22-year-old homeless woman, was killed because she had refused to take part in a gang initiation, prosecutors said.
Ismael Vasquez, 27, his 23-year-old brother Luiz, Harold Parker, 31, and Scott Davenport, 31, were convicted in April of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.