Woman takes plea deal after killing mother of 6 in hit-and-run in March on Detroit’s east side

4 October, 2022
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Woman takes plea deal after killing mother of 6 in hit-and-run in March on Detroit’s east side

Monday was sentencing day for a woman who killed a mother of six in a hit-and-run back in March on Detroit’s east side.

Shedrica Odessa Smith, 31, who was behind the wheel, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Tiffany Watson-Vance’s family spoke in court Monday (Oct. 3), and while there is justice, in the sense that the person responsible for her death will spend at least 15 to 40 years behind bars, It still doesn’t heal the hurt the family feels.

Watson-Vance’s sister Tabitha Watson spoke about the grief her entire family has been dealing with since Mar. 20.

“This tragedy has changed my whole life,” said Tabitha Watson. “Me losing my sister, it took a big toll on my nieces and nephews. I just sit and look at their faces and see the hurt that they’re going through.”


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