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Mother to plead guilty to killing Bragg soldier

Posted July 14, 2010

— A South Carolina woman is expected to plead guilty in September to killing her soldier daughter on Fort Bragg in February, according to federal court documents.

Pfc. Autumn Michelle Shannon, 32, was found dead in her home, at 147 S. Dougherty Drive, on Feb. 22 after a neighbor called military police.

Her mother, Linda Hough Shannon, was in the house covered in blood, and military police said she confessed to stabbing her daughter during an argument.

Federal prosecutors last week filed a criminal information in the case, charging Linda Shannon with second-degree murder. The document is often used in federal court instead of a grand jury indictment when a defendant plans to plead guilty.

Chief U.S. District Judge Louise Flanagan has set a Sept. 7 court hearing in New Bern for Shannon to enter the plea, according to court records.


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  • UPTOP Jul 19, 2010

    What got it to the point a knife had to be used ?

  • wildcat Jul 16, 2010

    Raise the child in the right way and they will not depart from it. Teach them to obey their parents, if not there will be consequences. Its all in the bible. But you have to know the lord yourself before trying to bring it to your child or others.

  • wildcat Jul 16, 2010

    The mother is not a monster. Instead of judging her, how about praying for her. You never know what you will do when your child crosses the line. Think about that. Don't be all talk either.

  • wildcat Jul 16, 2010

    she should share the same fate

    Then what would that solve? Nothing!

  • wildcat Jul 16, 2010

    I cannot imagine how a Mother could do something so horrible.

    Nothing new here. Children kills their parents all the time. The daughter should have walked away. Now the mother more than likely will spend years in prison for killing her daughter. Pray for this family.

  • Granny Jul 15, 2010

    I cannot imagine how a Mother could do something so horrible.

  • scarletindurham Jul 15, 2010

    What kind of monster could murder her own daughter?

  • DiscoStu65 Jul 15, 2010

    she should share the same fate

  • lucygreybone Jul 15, 2010

    Must have been some kind of argument.

  • Adelinthe Jul 14, 2010


    Praying for those who really loved the young woman.

    God bless.