PRINCETON, W.Va. — A Mercer County woman was sentenced to 40 years in prison Friday for shooting and killing her mother during an April 2017 argument.


Amanda Kay Proffitt

Amanda Kay Proffitt, 33, Brushfork, and her mother Connie Proffitt were arguing about Amanda’s boyfriend moving in when the fight occurred.

Proffitt apologized during Friday’s sentencing which followed a previous guilty plea as part of a plea bargain with prosecutors.

Mercer County Prosecutor William Sadler handed down the 40-year sentence despite Proffitt’s aunts, Connie Proffitt’s sisters, asking for leniency.

Prosecutors said Proffitt would probably have a chance for parole in less than 20 years.


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