Oklahoma Woman Charged Admits to Murder

A 21-year-old Oklahoma woman has agreed to plead guilty in last year’s robbery of two Florida college students that ended in the shooting death of one victim in the Talladega National Forest.

Yasmine Marie Adel Hider’s plea agreement was made public in federal court in Birmingham Monday. She pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, kidnapping of a victim not resulting in death, and robbery.

She is one of two women charged federally in the slaying of 22-year-old Adam Simjee. He and his girlfriend, Mikayla Paulus, were robbed at gunpoint while they were hiking in Cheaha State Park on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022.

Krystal Diane Pinkins, 37, is also under federal indictment on the same charges. Both women also are charged with unlawful use of a firearm during a crime of violence.

Hider’s guilty plea included dismissal of the gun charge.

Pinkins’ trial is set for Sept. 25.

Hider and Pinkins, previously described as “living off the grid,” are also facing murder charges in Clay County. Trial dates have not been announced in the state cases.

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