US Mom Could Spend Rest of Her Life in Prison After Turning Car Into ‘Missile,’ Killing Daughter

US Mom Could Spend Rest of Her Life in Prison After Turning Car Into ‘Missile,’ Killing Daughter

A Maryland woman was convicted Friday of negligent manslaughter in connection with a May 2022 accident that killed her 3-year-old daughter.

Danshell Evon, 38, could face up to 55 years in prison when she is sentenced, according to WJLA-TV.

Evidence introduced in the trial indicated that Evon was driving above 98 mph in the seconds before the 2015 Kia Optima she was driving hit a 1997 Ford F-150.

Two people in the truck suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the 7:30 a.m. crash.

Evon’s two 13-year-old children were also injured.

However, her younger child, Dreamie Dior Jackson died due to her injuries.

The girl was not properly secured in a booster seat, something that police believed contributed to her death.

“This heartbreaking loss of such a young member of our community is a tragedy that was easily avoidable,” State’s Attorney John McCarthy said, according to WUSA.

“At the speeds the defendant was traveling, she wasn’t driving a car, she was steering a missile down the road in the middle of rush hour,” he said, according to WRC-TV.

“If the barest of common-sense parenting skills were in place, there would have been a proper child safety seat installed,” he said.

Evon was convicted of negligent manslaughter, assault and neglect of a minor.

Her bench trial on the charges lasted four days.

Her sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 9.


This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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