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Mother gets 22 years in prison for killing Bragg soldier

Posted February 11, 2011 4:12 p.m. EST
Updated February 11, 2011 4:28 p.m. EST

— A South Carolina woman who admitted to killing her soldier daughter on Fort Bragg in February 2010 was sentenced to nearly 22 years in federal prison, U.S. Attorney George E.B. Holding announced Friday.

Linda Hough Shannon, 51, will also serve a five-year term of supervised release and must pay $512,780 in restitution.

Linda Shannon confessed to stabbing her daughter, Pfc. Autumn Michelle Shannon, 32, with a large kitchen knife during an argument. Prosecutors said Autumn Shannon suffered more than 150 stab wounds and cuts.

She was found dead in her home, at 147 S. Dougherty Drive, on Feb. 22, 2010 after a neighbor called military police. Her mother was in the house covered in blood.

Linda Shannon pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and faced a maximum sentence of life in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Autumn Shannon is survived by her husband.