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Tyson Begins Serving Time For Eggleston Murder

Posted January 3, 2002

— A young Cumberland County woman accused of ordering the murder of one of her classmates in 1997 is now in jail.

Shanon Tyson turned herself in on Tuesday. Tyson was accused of being the leader of a gang that ordered the hit on Chris Eggleston behind Westover High School.

In December, Tyson pleaded guilty to conspiracy to first-degree kidnapping. The judge sentenced her to four to five years in prison.

"The case was like the

gang case

. It's one we are glad that has come to an end as far as those involved being tried, and we can put it behind us and move on," Cumberland County Sheriff Moose Butler said.

Tyson's first trial ended with a hung jury.

The Eggleston family was disappointed with the plea bargain.

Another student, Matthew Myers, is serving a 25-year prison term for the actual killing.

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