Mom sentenced for helping son kill

May 14, 2008 3:04:12 PM PDT
An Indiana mother has been sentenced for helping her teenaged son carry out a deadly drive-by shooting.

Arlene Ambrose got a seven-year prison sentence in the shooting death of a mentally disabled man, Jermaine Martin, in 2006.

The Gary woman was originally charged with murder but entered a guilty plea to a lesser charge and testified against her son, Tyler.

Prosecutors say after Ambrose and her son got into a fight over money with Martin. They went home and Tyler grabbed a rifle. The mother and son then went looking for Martin. Prosecutors say Tyler shot Martin in the back and Ambrose then drove him away from the scene.