New Carlisle teen who pleaded guilty to murdering friend’s mom sentenced to 22 years

The New Carlisle teen girl who pleaded fatally stabbing her friend’s mother a year ago was sentenced to at least 22 years in prison on Friday morning.

Natasha Ellis, who was 15 at the time of the attack, was given a sentence by Judge Douglas Rastatter in Clark County Common Pleas Court. She pleaded guilty to murder and attempted murder on June 11.

Ellis was accused of carrying out an attack on her friend’s family members on May 23, 2019, at a home on North Church Street in New Carlisle. The friend’s mother, Lee A. Moore, 36, died in the attack. The younger girl’s father and then 17-year-old brother also were hurt, but survived.

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Rastatter sentenced Ellis to 15 years to life for her murder charge and seven to 10 years for her attempted murder charge. The sentences will be served consecutively.

Ellis, now 16, will serve her time in an adult prison after a psychological expert found earlier this year “there was not sufficient time to rehabilitate” her in the juvenile system.

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