Judge Grants Classie Hawthorne Early Release from Prison

CANTON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – A 38-year-old Canton woman has been released from prison, despite being sentenced less than a year ago for the shooting death of her husband.

Classie Hawthorne was granted judical release on Thursday, and must take part in a re-entry program.

Hawthorne shot her husband Cleveland in May of 2018 after the two had argued in a church parking lot.

She entered a guilty plea last year after one conviction on more serious charges was overturned, followed by a mistrial.

The man’s family spoke in court against her release.