Woman who shot husband gets probation

commercialappeal.com, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
January 30, 2009

Woman who shot husband gets probation

By Lawrence Buser (Contact), Memphis Commercial Appeal

A Millington woman who killed her husband with a .22-caliber rifle while he made doughnut circles in his pickup truck was sentenced today to three years of probation.

As part of a negotiated sentence, Linda Abbott, 40, agreed not to ask Criminal Court Judge John Colton Jr. for diversion, which could have erased the voluntary manslaughter conviction returned by a jury in November. In return, she will do no jail time if she complies with probation requirements.

She was charged with second-degree murder for killing husband Gary Abbott, 43, on July 23, 2005, behind their home at 9401 Riverbluff west of Millington….(Full Story That link no longer functions, but the full text of the article can be accessed here.)

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