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Lynch gets 48 months in prison for shooting death of Anthony Tebben

Elizabeth Lynch

An Olivia woman was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison for the killing of her boyfriend in March of 2020.

Elizabeth Lynch, age 36, bought a handgun on March 26th of last year. Later that day she got into an argument with her live-in boyfriend, 42-year-old Anthony Tebben, and shot him after he allegedly threw a plate at her.

Renville County Attorney David Torgelson says she told authorities she didn’t mean to kill Tebben, but she flinched when he threw the plate, and fired. Lynch pleaded guilty to 2nd Degree Manslaughter in June, and in exchange, 2 counts of Second Degree Murder were dropped.

Judge Dwayne Knutsen gave Lynch credit for the more-than 17 months she has already served behind bars since her arrest. Lynch will have to serve another 31 months at the women’s prison in Shakopee.  Good behavior in prison will trim off about one-third off that time.

(JP Cola, KWLM)

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