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Guilt Verdict In Shannon Washington Murder Trial

Posted by wlpo on March 15, 2014

It’s life in prison for a woman who’s been found guilty of stabbing to death former Illinois Valley Community College All-American basketball player Shannon Washington.

According to the Tallahassee Democrat, a Florida jury took four hours yesterday to find 23-year old Star Palmer guilty of first-degree murder.  She stabbed Washington to death in 2011 after Washington had finished up two years at IVCC and was set to play at Florida A&M University.

Palmer’s attorneys argued the relationship had a lot of problems and that Palmer acted out in self-defense.  Prosecutors though say Palmer planned out the murder sending her mom a text right before the murder saying she was sorry and “I’m going to kill her tonight”.

Among those testifying at the murder trial was Washington’s former coach at IVCC Pat Cinotte.

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