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Chesapeake woman pleads guilty to mother’s murder

Posted at 12:10 PM, Jun 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-18 17:14:36-04

Chesapeake, Va. - A Chesapeake woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder and weapons charges in the 2013 death of her mother.

Rachel Hutson

Rachel Hutson

Hutson was 19 years old when she was charged with murdering her own mother Susan Hutson. The crime occurred at their Osborn Avenue home the day after Thanksgiving in 2013.

According to the medical examiner’s report, 58-year-old Susan Hutson died from a shotgun blast to the chest at close range.

Her defense attorney argued she had a history of mental illness that had gone undiagnosed for years. However, in late 2014, a judge determined that Hutson was competent to stand trial.

She pleaded guilty to Second Degree Murder and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony during a hearing on Tuesday.

Her sentencing hearing is scheduled for September 22nd.

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