'Barbie Bandit' Fesses Up in Court

Teen bank robber enters weepy guilty plea
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Aug 22, 2007 5:25 PM CDT

Saying she wants to take responsibility for her actions, one of the so-called Barbie Bandits entered a tearful guilty plea today despite not having worked out a deal with prosecutors. In February, 19-year-old Heather Johnston and a fellow stripper robbed a Georgia bank of $11,000, using only sunglasses as disguises. They were arrested 2 days later.

The crime captured international attention after the release of a surveillance video of Johnston and her fellow bandit laughing as they passed a note to a bank teller, who allegedly was in on the plot. The judge says she'll delay Johnston's sentencing until the cases against her alleged partners in crime are resolved. (More Barbie stories.)

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