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Polk Woman Found Guilty Of Murder

Bartow, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-A Polk County jury has found 66 year-old Barbara Scott guilty of the first degree murder of her husband. Scott was then sentenced to life in prison.

Scott had admitted to burying her husband's body in the herb garden of their Lake Alfred home.  But, Scott had claimed she had found her husband dead in the bathroom and didn't know how to tell anybody.

Prosecutors had argued that Benny Scott had been shot in the back of the head by his wife.  They had also claimed that Benny had been sick and his wife wanted him dead so she could stop caring for him.  The medical examiner had also ruled the death a homicide.

The jury also found Scott guilty of tampering with evidence.

 

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