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Chesapeake woman will serve 15 years for murdering mom in 2013

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Posted at 11:58 AM, Nov 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-10 11:58:36-05

Chesapeake, Va. – The woman who shot her mother to death inside their Chesapeake home nearly two years ago was sentenced Tuesday to serve a total of 15 years in prison.

Rachel Hutson

Rachel Hutson

Rachel Hutson pleaded guilty to Second Degree Murder in June of 2015.  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.

Huton’s 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.

In court on Tuesday, Hutson received a 50 year sentence with 35 years suspended.

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