Update: Judge Sentences Kim McLaughlin To Life In Prison

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A Madison County judge has sentenced Kim McLaughlin to life in prison.

Judge Ruth Ann Hall issued the sentence shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday.  McLaughlin was convicted of murder on April 6.

A jury found McLaughlin guilty of the murder of her mother, Shirley Robuck.  The jury deliberated for about seven hours.

In 2009, Robuck was stabbed more than 200 times in her Madison home. She was also decapitated, and her body was burned.  McLaughlin’s attorneys say their client is mentally insane, and thought her mother was a ‘witch’ or a ‘demon’.