An Alabama woman will spend time behind bars for killing her accused rapist — despite arguing that she acted in self-defense.
Brittany Smith, 32, entered a plea deal Friday in the murder of Todd Smith, a friend who she claims strangled and raped her in January 2018 at her home in Stevenson, AL.com reported.
Under the deal, Brittany received a 20-year sentence — comprised of 18 months in county jail, 18 months of house arrest, and 18.5 years of probation, the outlet reported. She’ll also receive credit for time served while awaiting trial.
“My baby girl doesn’t deserve this,” her mother, Ramona McCallie, told the outlet.
Brittany claimed that hours after the rape, her brother came over to confront Todd and the two men fought.
She said that she shot Todd as he held her brother in a headlock and threatened to kill them both.
Brittany, a mother of four, argued that she should be immune from prosecution under