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Woman pleads guilty to manslaughter, gets 16 years

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -

The woman accused of killing a man with a crowbar will spend the next 16 years behind bars. 

Laura Lee Morgan pleaded guilty in Hamilton County Court Tuesday morning to manslaughter and robbery. Police say Morgan beat 73-year-old James Masingill to death with a crowbar back in 2013. Morgan, who is confined to a wheelchair, told investigators she acted in self-defense. 

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Morgan was sentenced to 10 years for manslaughter and 6 for robbery.

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