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Suspect in TN vehicular homicide case pleads guilty

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Misty Shelton pleaded guilty to 14 counts. (Source: WAFF) Misty Shelton pleaded guilty to 14 counts. (Source: WAFF)
FAYETTEVILLE, TN (WAFF) - Misty Shelton, the suspect in a Tennessee vehicular homicide case, pleaded guilty to 14 counts on Tuesday.

Shelton stole a police cruiser in Fayetteville last August after she was caught shoplifting from a dollar store.

As she was driving the car at a high rate of speed, Shelton T-boned an SUV with five people inside. Henry Holt, 55, was killed and four other people in the SUV were injured.

The police car then crashed into a gas pump, ending the chase. Shelton was also injured and treated at the hospital before her arrest.

Shelton pleaded guilty to 14 counts in connection with the case, including:

  • Theft over $1,000
  • Open container
  • Theft of $10,000-$60,000
  • Two counts of DUI
  • Evading arrest
  • Three counts of reckless endangerment
  • Vandalism of $10,000-$60,000
  • Vehicular assault
  • Two counts of  vehicular homicide

Shelton was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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