Alabama mom sentenced to 20 years for killing her accused rapist

by San Eli News

An Alabama woman is going to spend time behind bars for killing her accused rapist  , despite arguing that she acted in self-defense.

Brittany Smith, 32, entered a plea deal Friday in the murder of Todd Smith, a friend  who she claims strangled and raped her in January 2018 at her home in  Stevenson, as reported by AL.com.

Under the deal, Brittany received a 20-year sentence — comprised of 18 months in  county jail, 18 months of house arrest, and 18.5 years of probation, the outlet  reported. She’ll also receive credit for time served while awaiting trial.

“My baby girl doesn’t deserve this,” her mother, Ramona McCallie, told the outlet.

Brittany claimed that hours after the rape, her brother came over to confront Todd  and the two men fought.

She told that she shot Todd as he held her brother in a headlock and threatened to  kill them both.

Brittany, who is a mother of four, argued that she should be immune from  prosecution under the state’s Stand Your Ground law, but the courts ruled against  her, the outlet reported.

Her case was set to go to trial next month, and she could’ve faced up to life in prison  if convicted.

“In any case, you’ve got to weigh what you know and can control with what you  can’t,” her attorney Ron Smith told the outlet. “We have no control over a jury or a  judge that would sentence her.”