Missouri Man Pleads in Death of Woman Shot by Police
A southwest Missouri man charged in the death of a woman who was fatally shot by police was sentenced to seven years in prison as part of a plea deal.
Twenty-year-old Mason Farris, of Aurora, was charged with second-degree murder and other felonies in the May 2018 death of 21-year-old Savannah Hill.
Ozarksfirst.com reports Farris on Friday pleaded guilty to resisting arrest and the other charges were dropped. He was sentenced to another three years for resisting arrest in an unrelated case.
Court documents say Hill called Aurora police to tell them she was with Farris, who was wanted for a parole violation.
When the police tried to stop the car, it sped backward and hit an officer. A second officer fired at the vehicle, hitting Hill. Prosecutors cleared the officer of wrongdoing.