Donisha Willis, 24, took a plea deal Monday that reduced the charges from second-degree murder counts in the May 2020 deaths of her two children, 3-year-old Miracle Crook and 21-month-old Tony Crook Jr., 根据法庭记录. She was sentenced to 10 入狱多年.
Willis also pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer after kicking an investigator while she was being questioned, and will serve a concurrent five-year sentence.
“Donisha and her family are completely heartbroken by the tragic deaths of Miracle and Tony Jr. 去年,” public defender Corbin Brewster told the Tulsa World, 加: “Donisha’s plea closed the case.”
威利斯, who did not have custody of the children, broke into an apartment where the children were staying with a caretaker, 警察说. The caretaker left the apartment and later returned with the legal guardian to find Willis passed out on a couch and the children missing.
The disappearance of the Miracle and Tony set off an exhaustive multi-day search in Tulsa. Police have said Willis did not cooperate with investigators in the search for her missing children.
Miracle and Tony were last seen in Tulsa with Willis at a convenience store on the day they disappeared, police said at the time. Investigators said the children were later seen on surveillance video holding hands and walking alone toward a nearby creek that flows into the Arkansas River.
After days of searching, Miracle’s body was found in the river and Tony’s body was recovered in the creek.