Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sentencing Hearing Scheduled For Garrett

A woman who pleaded guilty this week to a charge of reckless homicide in the stabbing death of her ex-husband last year will find out in December how long she may have to serve in prison.  Second degree murder charges had originally been filed against Dana Kay Garrett of Claude Loftis Road in the Double Springs community, but prosecutors say they did not have enough evidence to prove that charge. Authorities say that in September of 2009, Ms. Garrett stabbed 34-year-old Toney Dale Garrett in the chest with a kitchen knife during an argument. She then called 911, but Mr. Garrett died soon thereafter. Police say the couple had a history of domestic violence. Reckless homicide is a class D felony punishable by not less than two years in prison. Garrett could have gotten a sentence of more than fifteen years if she had been convicted of second degree murder. Her sentencing hearing is set for December 13th.