Fayette County

Woman pleads guilty in shooting of husband, says it was self-defense

A woman pleaded guilty Thursday to reckless homicide in the 2007 shooting death of her husband.

Sandra G. Lubben, 40, was charged with murder in the March 2007 shooting death of her husband, David, at 3505 Greenlawn Road in Lexington. At the time, several family members said he abused her.

On Thursday in court, Lubben admitted she shot and killed her husband, but said it was in self-defense. Reckless homicide carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

Lubben's attorney said there will be a "ton of evidence" showing that Lubben should be treated with sympathy.

She will be sentenced on April 25.