Missouri Woman Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter for 2017 Crash
A Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child in a 2017 car crash that killed her daughter.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Demetres Washington was sentenced to seven years in prison.
Washington was originally charged with second-degree murder for the death of her 13-year-old daughter, Shianna Mays. She also faced three counts of kidnapping and two counts of assault for allegedly taking Shianna and two of her other children from a family visit supervised by the Missouri Department of Social Services Children's Division.
Mackenzie Quiovers is charged with assisting Washington in the abduction of the children from a Columbia home. The women were pursued by family members, but the chase ended with a rollover crash. Quiovers is scheduled to go to trial next month.