Ex-pastor's son gets 20 years for killing stepmom

William Fuller was sentenced to 20 years after he pleaded guilty to murder for shooting and killing Pauletta Burleson in the driveway of her home in May 2010. Tracy Burleson and Tyonne Palmer are also serving time for their roles in the murder-for-hire plot.

November 11, 2011 2:25:19 PM PST
The young man who admitted to killing his stepmother, in a murder for hire plot is heading to prison for 20 years.

William Fuller was sentenced today after he pleaded guilty to murder for shooting and killing Pauletta Burleson in the driveway of her home in May 2010. Fuller had faced up to 99 years in prison.

He agreed to testify against his father and his father's mistress in the murder for hire plot. Fuller testified they manipulated him to kill Burleson.

The now ex-pastor, Tracy Burleson, is serving a life sentence without parole. He was convicted of capital murder in September.

His mistress, Tyonne Palmer, was convicted a few weeks later for her role in Burleson's murder. She was sentenced to seven years for the killing.


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