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'Bling-Ring' woman sent to rehab, not prison

Alexis Neiers, 19, is seen in a mug shot photo after she was arrested for allegedly being in possession of black tar heroin, drug paraphernalia and a fake Florida ID on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010.

December 9, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A Los Angeles judge on Thursday sent a reality TV starlet to residential rehab rather than prison for burglarizing actor Orlando Bloom's house.Judge Peter Espinoza told Alexis Neiers, 19, it would be her last opportunity for treatment instead of incarceration.

Neiers' attorney said she has a debilitating heroin addiction.

The aspiring model and star of the E! Entertainment Television show "Pretty Wild" spent 30 days of a six-month sentence in jail this year after pleading no contest to burglarizing Bloom's house.

She was part of the so-called "Bling-Ring" group accused of breaking into several celebrities' homes

Prosecutors had been asking that Neiers be sent to prison for two years, but the judge cited her age, limited criminal record and addiction as reasons why he chose rehab instead of prison.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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