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Missouri-kansas city woman gets 20 years for role in cop’s death

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A Missouri woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday for her role in the murder of a Clinton police officer in March of 2018.

Tammy Widger, 38, was convicted of second-degree murder for the killing of the Officer, Christopher Ryan Morton, 30, when he and two other officers were sent to the wrong house for a domestic disturbance to the 911 call on March 6, 2018.

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Tammy Widger
(The Henry County Sheriff’s Office)

She pleaded guilty in August.

Widger, in the first instance, told the officers everything was OK, and no one had called 911, but the officers went inside the house to check on it, the Springfield News-Ledger reported.

Then, they went to an ex-convict, James Waters opened fire in the dead of the other side and injuring the other two officers. The Water was to have been killed in gunfire by the police.

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Prosecutors have said Widger drug possession, is cause of Morton’s death.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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