FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) - A woman charged with killing a Frankfort utility worker pleadedguilty.
42-year-old Shelvie McDole plead guilty to reckless driving andoperating while intoxicated. She is accused of hitting andkilling a Frankfort City Power and Light worker with her SUV in Mayof last year.
McDole entered a guilty plea, reversing her prior not guiltyplea, after being charged with killing 25-year-old Bryan Osbon.McDole admitted killing Osbon with her SUV on State Road 28 whilehe worked as a flagger for Frankfort City Light and Power.
Clinton County Prosecutor Tony Sommer said the proceedings wereconsidered an open ended plea.
"The terms of the plea agreement indicated that the defendantagreed she could be sentenced as the court deems appropriate. Therewere no limitations on the sentence and no charges dismissed," saidSommer.
Sommer said there is an exception in this case, he will not makea sentence recommendation. Instead, the county probation office andOsbon's survivors can suggest the length of sentence.
"I know they're going to convey the flavor of the impact thatthis has had on their lives much better than I could as anintermediary," said Sommer.
During the hearing, McDole told the judge she has medicalproblems and was taking a large amount of prescription medication.Sommer said McDole's medical records will be considered duringsentencing.
"In a sentencing, a judge has to be concerned aboutrehabilitation of the offender, conditions of incarceration as wellas whether or not their medical conditions have an impact on thelevel of culpability a defendant had in committing the offense,"said Sommer.
The judge set the sentence date for August 14 at 1:00 in theafternoon.
Bryan Osbon's family members did not want to comment afterthe hearing.
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