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Mom sentenced in shooting that paralyzed son

Reported by: Antonio Castelan
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Updated: 7/09 6:23 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada woman who was convicted of shooting and paralyzing her son decades after she was acquitted of her husband's death was sentenced this morning.

Linda Cooney was given a 13- to 41-year sentence for shooting Kevin Cooney on June 28, 2011, while they fought about his then-girlfriend, Karina Taylor.

A jury in April found the 66-year-old mother guilty of attempted murder, battery with a deadly weapon and intimidating a witness.

Defense lawyers say Kevin Cooney attacked his mother and the gun went off accidentally.

A Florida jury acquitted Linda Cooney of murdering her husband James Cooney in 1992, saying she shot him in self-defense.

Kevin Cooney defended his mother in both trials.

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