Murray Man Gets Forty Year Sentence for Double Murder

A man charged in a 2019 Murray double-murder case has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Shannon Scott accepted a plea deal Thursday in Calloway County Circuit Court and was sentenced to 40 years on two counts of murder, one year for animal cruelty, and one year for unauthorized use of a vehicle. Officials say the sentences will run concurrently, for a total of 40 years. Scott will be eligible for parole after serving half of that sentence. Since Scott has already served about two years in jail, he will be eligible for parole in just 18 years. Foust said he thinks it’s unlikely that will happen. Scott is guilty of killing 37-year-old Tera Todd, 77-year-old Evelyn Scott and her dog at Todd’s home in Murray on Feb. 7, 2019. Police said he stabbed Todd several times, then slit Evelyn Scott’s throat and strangled her small dog.

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