GARY, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana woman has agreed to plead guilty to a reduced neglect charge stemming from her 2-year-old daughter’s shooting death.
Twenty-two-year-old Dashana Fowler of Gary agreed Monday to plead guilty to neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury in the Sept. 4 death of Jayla Miller.READ MORE: Rollover Crash On Lake Shore Drive Closes Northbound Lanes Between Fullerton And Belmont Avenues
Under the plea agreement, Fowler will be sentenced to three years in prison. She originally was charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in a death, which carries a prison sentence of 20 to 40 years.
Court documents say Fowler’s son told investigators his sister reached under a pillow, grabbed a handgun and shot herself.READ MORE: Brookfield Zoo Hosting Blood Drive Wednesday; Free Admission With Donation
Fowler also agreed to testify against her former boyfriend, a convicted felon accused of owning the gun that killed Jayla.
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