Woman, 75, gets 30 years after admitting slaying

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A judge has sentenced a 75-year-old southern Indiana woman to 30 years in prison for fatally shooting her son-in-law.

Floyd Circuit Judge J. Terrence Cody sentenced Nettie Luckett of New Albany on Thursday after she pleaded guilty last month to voluntary manslaughter in the August 2011 slaying of 49-year-old Douglas Randolph. Prosecutors agreed to drop a murder charge in return for the plea. With good behavior, she could be released from prison in about 15 years.

Luckett has never told investigators why she shot Randolph in the back of the head with a .38-caliber handgun. Floyd County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Steve Owen says the motive might never be known.


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