Missouri woman who drove car into Kansas River pleads guilty

December 17, 2018 - 7:19 pm

A Missouri woman who intentionally drove her vehicle into the Kansas River in Kansas has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

Scharron Dingledine, 26, of Columbia, Missouri, entered the plea Monday. As part of the plea, she won't be eligible for parole for 25 years.

Prosecutors say Dingledine drove a car into the Kansas River near downtown Lawrence in August in an effort to kill herself and her children.

Rescuers pulled Dingledine and her son, Elijah Lake,1, from the water but were not able to save her daughter, Amiyah Bradley, 5. Her body was recovered from the river the next day.

Elijah was critically injured.

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