Tulsa Woman Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

Jun 30, 2012

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A woman whose manslaughter conviction was overturned may only spend about another year in prison.

Susan Pryor pleaded guilty on Thursday to first-degree manslaughter in the 2007 fatal shooting of her friend, Timothy Lannom. The Tulsa World reports that Tulsa County District Judge Tom Gillert sentenced Pryor to four years in prison and gave her credit for the two years she's served.

Prosecutors charged her with first-degree murder in the death of Lannom, who was staying with Pryor during an ice storm. A jury convicted her of manslaughter but the case was overturned.

She waived her right to a retrial.

Lannom's brother says the sentence is viewed by relatives as a mockery of justice.

Defense attorney Rob Nigh says the new sentence is harsher than he would hav