Casselberry woman accused of killing her husband accepts plea deal during trial
A Seminole County woman accused of killing her husband accepted a plea deal during her trial Friday morning.
As part of the deal, Sherri Fitzpatrick pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree murder and will serve 10 years in prison.
Investigators said Sherri fatally shot her husband, Timothy Fitzpatrick, in their Casselberry home in 2021. Fitzpatrick claimed she did not intend to kill him, and that she was afraid because Timothy beat her and threatened to kill her.
“It’s definitely disappointing,” said Keith Bourgeois, Timothy’s stepson. “She deserves more. I hope she sleeps terribly every night and sees what a terrible person she really is. She’s a savage…a complete savage. You’re not even a monster. Monsters aren’t real, savages are.”
Sheri’s lawyer, Amir Ladan, said that the reason for the deal was that Sheri was a victim of domestic violence.
Sherry’s son said he was glad she would still enjoy most of her life when she got out of prison.
Her son, Matthew Lee, said: “It is unfortunate that she will spend any time behind bars at all, because she has suffered almost a decade of torture and abuse at the hands of a terrible human being.”
Sheri will receive credit for the 800 days she served in county jail, but once she serves the remainder of her sentence, she will be on probation for another 10 years. You will also undergo mental health and substance abuse evaluations.