Rachel Leggett Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison, LIVINGSTON, March 27, 2014 - The woman who was initially charged with the shooting of 16 year old Rhett Lathan, and only later to have been discovered was lying, has had her day in court. Rachel Nicol Leggett, 43, of Livingston pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence and was sentenced to eight years behind bars yesterday. The sentencing was handed down by Judge Kaycee Jones (411th District Court). Initially, Leggett took the blame for her husband's evil deed on the night of October 12, 2012. Leggett was arrested the next day and charged with the shooting. Leggett was later indicted by a grand jury for murder. In May of 2013, investigators arrested Timothy Leggett and charged him with the murder. In November of 2013, a Polk County Jury found Timothy Leggett guilty of murder and sentenced him to 99 years in prison. Rachel Leggett's sentencing brings the Rhett Lathan murder story to an end and closes the book on a story that has captivated Polk County.
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