Mother pleads guilty to killing daughter at Fort Bragg

Linda Shannon

September 13, 2010 8:47:35 PM PDT
Linda Shannon pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the death of her daughter, Fort Bragg soldier Autumn Shannon.

Linda Shannon told investigators that her 32-year-old daughter called her a terrible mother and that's when she snapped.

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Her daughter was found stabbed to death on February 22 in their home on South Dougherty Drive on the Army base.

A complaint said the soldier's naked body was found on a bedroom floor with multiple apparent knife wounds and a large knife protruding from her neck.

Autumn Shannon was an active duty soldier and cook at Fort Bragg. The mother and daughter had been living together on post since a December car crash involving the daughter in South Carolina.

Linda Shannon will be sentenced in December.

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