Woman sentenced to 9 years in prison after pleading to helping sons in deadly hit-and-run
ROGERS COUNTY, Okla. (KTUL) -- The mother of two brothers convicted in a deadly hit-and-run is also heading to prison.
Dorothea Butanda was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to being an accessory after the fact, an accessory to leaving the scene of a deadly crash and obstructing an officer.
Butanda's sons, Dakota and Gage Shriver, were sentenced to 25 years for the 2015 hit-and-run crash that killed Noelle New and seriously injured Maranda Talley. The brothers left the scene before later returning and calling police. They went on to testify that Butanda told them to say they hit a deer.
Just a week after Butanda pleaded guilty she asked a judge to withdraw her plea, saying she didn't have enough time to consider her options and the implications of a plea. The court denied her request.