GAINESVILLE, Florida (AP) - A north Florida woman and her daughter were convicted in the 2011 death of the woman's husband.
The Gainesville Sun reportsthat 42-year-old Stephanie Lynn Hudnall and 20-year-old Guenevere Lynn Hudnall were each sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in prison for killing 51-year-old William Hudnall. He was Guenevere's father.
Prosecutors say Stephanie Hudnall was a manipulative mother who persuaded her daughter to kill him so they could get his Social Security benefits.
Officials say the women went to William Hudnall's home in Hawthorne in June 2011. There, they say, Guenevere Hudnall struck Hudnall with a pickaxe until he died.
The Sun reports that family members testified the women had tried to kill Hudnall twice before and had refused to call for help when he was having a stroke.