BRADENTON, Fla. -- The plea hearing for Keishanna Thomas began Wednesday afternoon around 2:30 p.m.
2:30pm plea bargain hearing in Manatee Co. Keishanna Thomas, 33, accused of beating her 11 yo daughter in 2015 then hiding body in freezer. pic.twitter.com/4UTKX3VOEx— Eric Glasser (@ericglassertv) August 9, 2017
33-year-old Thomas is accused of killing her 11-year-old daughter and placing her body in a freezer in 2015. She has since accepted a plea bargain for 65 years and second-degree murder.
Thomas said her reasoning for taking the plea instead of going to court circulated around her children.
Thomas: "I feel this is in my best interest and I don't want to put my kids through a trial." pic.twitter.com/WOl6niJVxV— Eric Glasser (@ericglassertv) August 9, 2017
A 26-page report from Child Protective Services outlines a history of child abuse investigations against Janiya Thomas' mother, Keishanna Thomas. Some of the allegations dating back to before 11-year-old Janiya was born.
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