HOUSTON -- A Houston preacher s mistress has been sentenced to seven years in prison over her role in the slaying of his wife. Jurors on Thursday found Tyonne Palmer guilty of murder. Palmer also was convicted of evidence tampering and must serve 10 years of probation.

Another jury last month found Pastor Tracy Burleson guilty of capital murder in the 2010 shooting death of Pauletta Burleson at the couple s home.

His 21-year-old son, William Fuller, remains in custody awaiting trial on a murder charge.

Fuller, who originally was charged with capital murder, testified for the prosecution about shooting his stepmother and that his father promised him some of the victim s life insurance benefits.

The sentences for Palmer, who was accused of aiding and abetting Fuller, will run concurrently.

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