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Woman Admits To Home Invasion That Scared Woman To Death

BELFAST, Maine - A Maine woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after a home invasion victim was literally scared to death.
Belfast officials say 37-year-old Tara Shibles pleaded guilty in a deal with the state for a 10-month jail sentence. WABI-TV reports Shibles apologized in court Monday, saying she never meant to hurt anyone.
According to police, Shibles broke into the home of 72-year-old Joyce Wood in April and jumped into bed with her. Wood called 911 and ran out of the house before suffering a fatal heart attack.
The medical examiner says the shock of the home invasion triggered the heart attack.
Shibles is due to start her sentence immediately.