NC woman sentenced for abducting her own daughter


LINCOLNTON, North Carolina - A Lincolnton woman accused of abducting her daughter has been sentenced.

Debra Matney, 41, was sentenced to at least five years in prison after pleading guilty to charges that included second degree kidnapping and felony conspiracy. In 2015, prosecutors said Matney and four other people kidnapped her then 18-year-old daughter.

Authorities said the girl identified her mother by the sound of her voice during the incident. Matney said she was quote, "Trying to teach her daughter a lesson."

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