After being arrested for allegedly fatally striking a 4-year-old kid with her police cruiser over two years ago, a former Missouri police officer has pled guilty to a lesser felony.
Andria Heese, a former Columbia officer, was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Gabriella Curry at Battlefield High School in January 2019.
Heese instead pled guilty to careless and imprudent driving as part of a plea bargain with prosecutors.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Heese was attempting to park on the school’s sidewalk to watch students board their buses when she struck the small child.
One of the bus drivers was the mother of the victim.
Curry’s family did not protest to the plea offer, according to court testimony.
On July 9, Heese is set to be sentenced.
According to KRCG, prosecutors have sought for no more than 180 days in imprisonment and two years of probation for the former cop.
- Andria Heese: Twitter