Florida babysitter sentenced for killing woman and driving her body to Tennessee
10/17/2023 12:09 pm PDT
TITUSVILLE, Fla. (TCD) -- A 31-year-old woman will spend the foreseeable future in prison for killing a 36-year-old woman during an argument and abandoning her body in Tennessee.
In a statement, the 18th Judicial Circuit State Attorney's Office announced Courtney Gibson was sentenced to 30 years behind bars after she pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and tampering with evidence in connection with Anna Primavere's death. Gibson will also be required to serve 10 years of supervised probation, which includes psychiatric evaluations and treatment.
Gibson will get credit for her over 1,300 days in jail.
According to the State's Attorney's Office, Primavere was reported missing in February 2020 from a residence on Trinidad Avenue. She had been renting a room in a residence where Gibson worked as a babysitter for the landlord's child while he was out of town. When the landlord got back, his child was alone and Gibson and Primavere were nowhere to be found.
Investigators found "evidence that a crime scene had been cleaned and the mattress from Primavere's room was missing."
Primavere's body was discovered in Gibson's vehicle in Lebanon, Tennessee. The statement says police suspect the two women "had a confrontation in the home that led to Primavere's murder."
WKMG-TV reports detectives searched Primavere's room, which "revealed alarming circumstances and physical evidence that she may have been harmed."
Surveillance footage from Feb. 22, 2020, reportedly showed Gibson driving away from the residence with a mattress on the roof of her car. The mattress reportedly toppled off, so she burned it on the side of the road.