Joan Shannon, Elizabeth Shannon’s mother, was accused of pressuring her daughter to commit the murder. She is currently receiving a life sentence in prison.
Joan Shannon allegedly killed her husband to collect his $700,000 life insurance policy and live with Jeffery Wilson, according to authorities.
She was found guilty of first-degree murder, first-degree murder conspiracy, and accessory after the fact to murder by the jury.
Joan was given a life sentence without the possibility of release.
Army Major David Shannon murder 7/23/2002 Fayetteville, FL *Wife, Joan Shannon and daughter, Elizabeth Shannon, convicted and sentenced to prison* | https://t.co/VZwGT18mJb
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Joan Shannon Murder Trial Update
Joan Shannon, the mother of Elizabeth Shannon, was accused of pushing her into perpetrating the crime. Elizabeth faces a maximum sentence of 31 years and five months in jail.
Elizabeth has admitted to assassinating her stepfather.
Joan confessed that her husband had been shot and that she had no idea who was responsible. She wasn’t drenched in blood despite Joan’s assertions that she was in bed with her husband at the time of the murder.
When authorities discovered Jeffery Wilson on the manufactured pornographic photos, they summoned him for interrogation. According to Jeffery, he met the pair in an internet chat room, and they invited him to join a “swinger’s” club where they were members.
He stated they would meet regularly and engage in sexual activity.
Jeffery became close to Joan due to this connection and began seeing her outside swinging parties, which irritated David Shannon. Joan had developed affections for Jeffery, but he was only dating her to get her to co-sign for his motorcycle.
She is currently receiving a life sentence in prison.
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Elizabeth Shannon is currently incarcerated at the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women, and her release date is 2029. She was
Joan Shannon was found guilty of first-degree murder, first-degree murder conspiracy, and accessory after the fact to murder by the jury. Joan was given a life sentence without the possibility of release.
Elizabeth Shannon claimed after her arrest that she was the one who shot and killed her stepfather. She claimed that her mother, Joan Shannon, had exploited her and forced her to carry out her mother’s demands. Elizabeth has already accrued 49 offenses during her prison sentence, ranging from theft to fighting to sexual conduct.
Elizabeth offered to testify against her mother in exchange for a reduced sentence. Elizabeth pleaded guilty to second-degree murder during her trial. Elizabeth was sentenced to a maximum of 31 years and five months in jail by the judge.
Prosecutors said that Joan Shannon killed her husband to collect his $700,000 life insurance policy to live her life with Jeffery Wilson. Joan had instructed Elizabeth to locate a killer to kill David, Elizabeth testified at her mother’s trial.
Joan convinced Elizabeth to carry out the crime herself when she could not do so. Joan declined to testify in her case.
She is currently incarcerated at the Anson Correctional Institution in Polkton, North Carolina, serving a life sentence. Davis Shannon’s family believes Joan is innocent and that Elizabeth Shannon acted alone.
In a court of law, however, both were convicted guilty.