A Texas jury sentenced a 17-year-old girl to life in prison Friday for soliciting the murders of her parents because they disapproved of her dating a boy of another race.

      Jurors deliberated for more than three hours before returning the verdict against Krissi Lynn Caldwell of Frisco, a small town near Dallas.Prosecutors said she and her boyfriend, Robert Anthony Gon-zales, 16, conspired to kill her mother, Rosalyn Caldwell, 41, and father, Vernon Caldwell, 42. Gonzales will be tried later for murder.

      During a hearing in May to certify Gonzales for trial as adult, a witness testified that Gonzales wanted to kill the Caldwells because they disapproved of interracial dating. Gonzales is Hispanic; Krissi Caldwell is white.