East Texas Woman Convicted, Sentenced For 2003 Murder

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Deborah Smiley McFadden Panola County Jail
Deborah Smiley McFadden
Panola County Jail

An East Texas woman indicted 13 years ago for shooting her ex- boyfriend in Beckville in 2003 has been convicted of murder. 55 year old Deborah Smiley McFadden of Kilgore was sentenced by a Panola County jury to 40 years in prison. It’s unclear why the case took so long to come to trial, and the prosecutor in the case had no comment.