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Thu April 8, 2010
Woman Sentenced in Mushroom Case
By Angela Hatton
Paducah, KY – A McCracken County Judge sentenced a woman who sold hallucinogenic mushrooms connected to a deadly break-in last year. Circuit Judge Craig Clymer this week sentenced Shaina Skinner to 2 1/2 years for trafficking in a controlled substance. Skinner was the second person sentenced in the mushroom case. In December, Clymer sentenced 20-year-old Taylor Thompson after he pleaded guilty to trafficking in a controlled substance and other charges. Thompson had told police he brought mushrooms to a party in 2009, ate some himself and gave some to other people. One of those was 18-year-old Caleb Barnett, who later broke into a neighbor's home, thinking it was his own. The homeowner fatally shot him.