In the interest of reporting the news…
The North Carolina woman convicted of fatally shooting former Carolina Panthers running back Fred Lane is scheduled to be released from prison.
Department of Correction spokesman George Dudley said Monday that Deidra Lane is expected to leave the Raleigh Correctional Center for Women at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
The 33-year-old Lane served about six years in prison for voluntary manslaughter in the 2000 death of her estranged husband.
Fred Lane played with the Panthers for three years and had been traded to the Indianapolis Colts before his death.
During her trial in 2003, prosecutors described Lane as an abusive woman who killed her husband for insurance money. Defense attorneys described a battered wife who killed in self defense.
No matter what happened in this case, the death of Fred Lane was tragic, to say the least.
Deidra Lane has served 6 years of her original 7-year, 11-month sentence.