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Suspect in 2016 shooting death pleads guilty to manslaughter in Pontotoc

Krysta Chewe pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Pontotoc County Circuit Court.

Posted: Dec 10, 2019 1:35 PM
Updated: Dec 10, 2019 5:17 PM

PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA) - A woman pleaded guilty Tuesday morning in Pontotoc County to manslaughter.

Krysta Chewe appeared in Circuit Court where a judge sentenced her to 20 years in prison in connection to the 2016 shooting death of Justin Judon, 33.

Krysta Chewe (in orange) appeared in Pontotoc County Circuit Court on Tuesday. | Date: Dec. 10, 2019

Judon’s body was found on Feb. 16, 2016, on Owen Bend Road.

Assistant District Attorney Sadie Gardner said the sentencing by Judge John White was ultimately a compromise with the victim’s family.

Chewe could get an extra ten years for any bad behavior. This is because she has a criminal history, Gardner said.

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