MARTINEZ -- A Richmond woman charged in the beating death of her partner in a check-cashing scheme pleaded no contest Friday to felony assault and received a seven-year, four-month prison sentence.

Tracey Jane Jackson, 46, suspected that Anthony Greenwood, 51, also of Richmond, was siphoning some of the profits from their check-cashing scheme, according to prosecutor Jason Peck. According to a witness who later recanted his statement, Jackson showed up at the victim's apartment at 1404 Costa Ave. on June 8, 2011, with two unknown accomplices. When the victim opened his door, he was assaulted.

Greenwood, who was uncooperative with police and refused treatment, died the following day of injuries suffered in the assault.

Jackson received four years for assault likely to cause great bodily injury, one year each for two enhancements, and eight months each for unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of stolen property. No one else was charged in the crime.

The plea bargain was "a reflection of our problem of proof in this case," Peck said.

Contact Gary Peterson at 925-952-5053. Follow him at Twitter.com/garyscribe.



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