Mother sentenced to 14 years

Published 8:21 pm Monday, October 20, 2014

A Suffolk mother was sentenced to 14 years in prison Monday for a July 20, 2013, shooting in which her son was also allegedly involved.



Gwendolyn Lee Burton-Green, 42, was charged with aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, shoot, stab, cut or wound and robbery.

The victim, a male who was 20 years old at the time, was shot about 10:40 p.m. that Saturday in the 300 block of Wellons Street, according to police information at the time. He required surgery at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.


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Following her sentence, Burton-Green will be on supervised probation for 10 years. She also has 21 years on a suspended sentence, which could be revoked if she gets into further trouble with the law during her release.

Burton-Green’s son, Taquan Deandra Burton, 20, is charged in the same shooting and has a trial set for Nov. 7.