Judge: Fairfield woman who killed mother committed 'heinous crime,' sentenced to 40 years

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FAIRFIELD — Tina Lunney’s murder trial played out like a soap opera.

Tuesday, the 46-year-old Fairfield woman was sentenced to 40 years in prison for murdering her mother — a crime prosecutors say Lunney committed after she cheated on her husband, exhausted his $37,000 inheritance, dodged collection agencies and drove her family into bankruptcy.

After strangling Marie Zoppi with a necktie and staging the scene to look like it was a suicide, the suburban soccer mom used Zoppi’s credit cards to pay off debts and book a vacation to North Carolina’s Outer Banks, all before she fled to Atlantic City, …read more

Source: NJ.com Essex

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