In another surprise move Jessica McCord accepted a plea deal with the state in her manslaughter trial Wednesday morning, April 15, 2015. It’s a deal McCord initially turned down before the case went to trial. Because of events over the last two days in court, both the prosecution and defense agreed the plea deal was best.
After just one day of testimony, manslaughter suspect, Jessica McCord pleaded guilty to one of four charges she faced. By accepting guilt on the chemical endangerment of a child charge, the state dropped the manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.