A Vermont woman is headed to prison for almost five years after pleading no contest to a manslaughter charge in the 2006 shooting death of her 78-year-old mother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.
Jeanne Sevigny, of Westford, appeared in Chittenden Superior Court in Burlington on Thursday for a change-of-plea hearing.
The 61-year-old Sevigny also pleaded guilty to a charge of illegally disposing of a body.
Sevigny was charged in 2009, three years after her mother, Mary Wilcox, disappeared. Sevigny had said she found her mother handling a pistol in 2006 and that it fired accidentally.
Sevigny’s son later disposed of the body, which still hasn’t been found. Sevigny had no comment in court before she was taken away to begin serving her prison sentence.