80-year-old woman sentenced to prison for fatally shooting husband

MCCOOK, Neb. -- A central Nebraska woman convicted of shooting her husband is heading to prison.

80-year-old Lavetta Langdon was sentenced Monday in Red Willow County Court to 8-to-10 years in prison.

Langdon was charged with one count of felony manslaughter. She entered a no contest plea on June 1.

The charged stemmed from an August 2020 incident, during which Langdon shot and killed her 79-year-old husband, Larry Langdon, at the couple's home.

Langdon told law enforcement she was protecting herself after years of abuse.