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Chesapeake woman sentenced for slaying of mother; sent photo of body to father


CHESAPEAKE, Virginia — A Chesapeake woman who pleaded guilty to killing her mother has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1O1RjxF ) reports that Rachel Hutson was sentenced in Chesapeake Circuit Court on Tuesday. She had pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and use of a firearm in a felony in June.

Authorities say Hutson fatally shot her mother, 58-year-old Susan Lee Hutson, on Nov. 29, 2013, in the family's home.

According to court documents, Hutson called her father and said she had shot her mother. She sent a photo of her mother's body to her father's cellphone.

Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com

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