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Calvert city woman pleads guilty to manslaughter

BY CORIANNE EGANcegan@paducahsun.com

A woman accused of shooting her husband during an argument pleaded guilty Monday to lesser charges.

Rhonda Seaford of Calvert City originally was charged with murder after she shot her husband in the back during an argument. Seaford pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter, with the state recommending a 10-year sentence.

Second-degree manslaughter is considered a non-violent offense, and requires a felon to serve 20 percent of the sentence before being eligible for parole.

Seaford and her husband, Jay Seaford, were drinking  the night of Nov. 3 when they started arguing, according to police. Seaford told detectives Jay Seaford picked up a gun and fired two shots into the floor before walking away. Rhonda Seaford then picked up the gun and shot him in the back as he was walking away. Their 13-year-old son called police.

Toxicology reports for Jay Seaford showed a blood-alcohol reading of .217. Results from Rhonda Seaford, which were taken about two hours later, showed her blood alcohol to be .104.

Rhonda Seaford told investigators the couple drank and argued from time to time, and that Jay Seaford had a habit of picking up his guns and walking around the house when he got drunk. Her son described Jay Seaford as a good and loving stepfather.

However, Rhonda Seaford told investigators that Jay Seaford belittled her constantly, and there was a lack of affection in the marriage.

Seaford will be sentenced March 17 in Marshall County.

Contact Corianne Egan, a Paducah Sun staff writer, at 270-575-8652 or follow @CoriEgan on Twitter.

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