JACKSON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A Jackson County woman has pleaded guilty in the shooting death of her husband.
Tammy Michelle Keel pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Wednesday. She received a 15-year suspended sentence. She also got five years of supervised probation.
Keel is leaving the state and may not come to Alabama or adjoining states without court permission.
Keel fatally shot her husband, Rickey John Keel, at their Woodville home in March 2016. She was initially charged with murder. Investigators said she shot and killed her husband, then ran over him and dragged him with a vehicle before setting the vehicle on fire.
Keel fought the murder charge, saying it was self-defense because her husband threatened her with a rock.
Rickey Keel's daughter released the following statement on the plea:
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