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Great Falls woman sentenced to 40 years for 2017 murder

Posted at 10:08 AM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 12:08:38-04

GREAT FALLS – A Great Falls woman has been sentenced for the stabbing death of Steven Fletcher.

Linda Christianson has been sentenced to 40 years in the Montana Woman’s State Prison for mitigated deliberate homicide.

She was also sentenced to 10 years for tampering with evidence, running concurrently to the former charge.

Fletcher was found dead at his home on Lower River Road in March 2017.

Initial reports suggested suicide, but deputies determined his death to be suspicious.

Court documents state evidence showed a knife was placed in Fletcher’s hand after he had died.

Investigators determined no one else besides Christianson was in the residence at the time of Fletcher’s death.

During the hearing, Christianson said she wishes she could take back what happened.