PASCO, Wash. - A Franklin County Judge has sentenced Tashia Stuart to 45 years in prison for killing her mother. She received 30 years on the first degree murder charge and 15 years on the attempted murder charge. Stuart faced a maximum possible sentence of 60 years.
A jury found Stuart guilty back on July 3rd.
Stuart killed her mother, Judy Hebert, in March 2011 inside Hebert's Pasco home. Stuart claimed she shot her mother in self defense, but the jury disagreed.
The defense has filed an appeal against her guilty verdict.