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$5 million judgement levied against convicted murderer

Kari Willoughby (R) Kari Willoughby (R)

A DeKalb County judge has ordered a $5 million judgment against a woman convicted of murdering her stepfather.

According to court records, Kari Willoughby will receive nothing more than a hand mixer, a vacuum cleaner, and two rocking chairs. Family members said they are pleased she will likely never profit off of her crime.

Willoughby was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in February 2012 for the murder of Billy Shaw. Shaw was buried, but later exhumed after new evidence came to light that his death may not have been due to natural causes. Prosecutors contended that Willoughby used her position as a nurse to inject Shaw with Propofol, which caused his death.  

Family members also filed a civil suit against her. This week, a judge ruled she could not profit by any television, movie, book or other deals stemming from the crime, and if she does, that money would instead be given to the victims of the crime.

Willoughby's sister said they just wanted to ensure Kari would not profit from what she did. While she will not receive any money from Shaw's estate, her children will be receiving that portion, according to court records.

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