After a lengthy investigation and trial, a verdict is in from the March 2011 murder.

A Franklin County Superior Court jury found Stuart guilty Wednesday for fatally shooting her mother Judy Hebert in West Pasco.

Stuart claimed Hebert came at her with a hatchet after they had been arguing about money. Jurors were told Monday they could consider several lesser charges, but the verdict returned Wednesday was guilty of first-degree murder and attempted murder.

Franklin County prosecutors also claimed Stuart had attempted to kill Hebert about a month earlier by setting up a heavy box of books to fall on Hebert's head from the rafters in her garage.

Jurors had deliberated for about a day-and-a half after the month-long trial.

(Photo courtesy of KNDU-TV)


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