Mother, daughter draw life sentences in coin collection homicide

A mother and daughter who beat and stabbed to death a 73-year-old woman for her coin collection were sentenced to up to life in prison Monday.

Amber Hall, 27, and her mother, Lourie Rodriguez, 47, pleaded guilty in January for the April 2011 killing of Jean Greenburg, who was repeatedly hit with a piece of wood and stabbed with a knife.

Rodriguez was sentenced to 22 years to life in prison. Hall was sentenced to 11 years to life in prison.

Rodriguez pleaded guilty to first-degree murder of an elderly person and robbery. Hall pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of an elderly person and robbery.

Hall, who is mentally disabled, pleaded to the lesser count because Rodriguez said she was the one who hit and stabbed the victim.

Greenburg, who lived alone in an apartment on Cambridge Street, near Swenson Street and Twain Avenue, was an avid coin collector and had no known family.

After the killing, Rodriguez and Hall sold the stolen coins to a pawnshop for about $2,500.

Hall’s 3-month-old son was with them at the time of the murder. The piece of wood used to beat Greenburg came from the baby’s stroller.

Both Rodriguez and her daughter confessed to police.

Contact reporter Francis McCabe at or 702-380-1039.

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