Woman sentenced to 40 years

Linda Monette, 25, in Lexington County was sentenced last week after a jury trial last week. Monette was convicted of Murder and sentenced to 40 years in prison for her role in the home invasion plot which killed Mason Hanahan, age 8. Mason Hanahan was an Oak Grove Elementary 2nd grader and Dixie Youth All Star baseball player. Monette received concurrent sentences on remaining convictions for Burglary – First Degree, Attempted Armed Robbery, and Criminal Conspiracy. Under South Carolina law, Monette is not eligible for parole. 

This case remains an open investigation and law enforcement is seeking additional information regarding the identity of the intruder. If anyone has information regarding this crime, or the identity of the intruder, we ask for them to contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. No tip is too small and any information is greatly appreciated by law enforcement and the family of Mason Hanahan. 

Please contact our office at (803) 785-8257 with any questions regarding this press release.