Christina Korbe: Woman who shot, killed FBI agent in 2008 released from prison

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A woman convicted in the shooting death of an FBI agent at her home in Indiana Township has been released from prison.

Christina Korbe, who was released Tuesday for good behavior, had been serving a 15-year sentence for the killing of an FBI agent during a drug raid at her home in 2008.

Agents were trying to arrest her husband who was wanted on drug charges.

A shot fired from the second floor down the dark stairwell struck agent Samuel Hicks, despite his bulletproof vest. Korbe said she thought someone was breaking into her home, and fired in self-defense.

Hicks died at a hospital.

Korbe pleaded guilty in 2011 to voluntary manslaughter and a firearms charge. Prosecutors dropped charges of murder of a federal officer, drug-trafficking conspiracy and weapons counts.

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