SA teens given life for murder

Two teenagers who murdered an elderly Adelaide woman, slashing her throat seven times with a blunt hunting knife, have been jailed for at least 20 years.

The pair, who were 16 and 17 when they killed 87-year-old Anne Redman in January last year, both pleaded guilty to murder.

In the South Australian Supreme Court on Tuesday, Justice Margaret Nyland jailed them for life terms and set non-parole-periods of 20 years.

The court had previously heard the teenagers cut the power at Ms Redman's suburban Seacliff home with the intention of breaking in.

The pensioner, dressed in a nightie, was attacked when she went outside to investigate with a torch.

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