Alabama Mother Gets Death Sentence

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By Adam Bagni

In our big story tonight… an Alabama mother has been sentenced to die after setting a fire that killed her 6-year-old child.

A Franklin County judge ordered the death sentence Wednesday for 31-year-old Christie Michelle Scott of Russellville.

She was convicted of setting a house on fire a year ago in order to collect life insurance. The fire killed her son Mason Scott.

Circuit Judge Terry Dempsey decided not to go along with the jury, which recommended life in prison without parole. He said a death sentence is "the only way justice can be served in this case."

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