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Woman Sentenced To 5 Years For Live-Streaming Shooting At Houses

A Texas woman has been sentenced to five years in prison after she posted a video of her crime on Snapchat.

Houston, TX – A woman who was recorded as she fired a gun from a moving vehicle in September has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Sierra Tarbutton, 27, pleaded guilty to deadly conduct and criminal mischief on Tuesday, KHOU reported.

Police began investigating the shooting after Tarbutton and her accomplice, 29-year-old “rapper” Michael “Money Mike” Cuellar, posted a video to Snapchat that showed the pair as they randomly fired a gun out of the windows of a vehicle while they drove through a Huston neighborhood.

Tarbutton was arrested at her mother’s residence on Oct. 2, KHOU reported.

“We were drinking at the time and were riding around, shooting in the air,” Tarbutton told KTRK after her arrest, adding that she felt she was being unfairly judged for the video.

She said she didn’t feel it was that big of a deal, and that the shooting was just something to post on social media, KTRK reported.

Her mother, Sonya Shumway, told KTRK that Tarbutton was “going through a rough patch,” and that her actions wouldn’t have harmed anyone.

“The area that they were in, she knows that no one could’ve gotten hurt,” said Shumway, who claimed to have worked as a corrections officer in the past.

The area they were shooting in was a residential area.

According to the Houston Patch, Cuellar turned himself in to police on Oct. 3.

“I love Houston and I have respect for HPD,” he told KTRK after he bonded out of jail. “All I gotta say, homie.”

Cuellar faces a similar penalty if he is convicted, the Houston Patch reported.

According to KPRC, Tarbutton was already serving a six-year probation sentence for harassing a police officer in 2015 and threatening the officer’s children.

“That is two cute little girls, those are going to be two cute little tombstones,” she told the officer, according to Oxygen.

She was placed on probation in September of 2016.

At her Tuesday sentencing hearing, the judge granted Tarbutton’s request to spend the holidays with her family, and ordered her to turn herself in on Jan. 2 to begin serving her prison sentence, KPRC reported.

You can watch the Snapchat shooters’ self-implicating video below:

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