Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Angela Gray Enters Plea in District Court

Angela Gray inside the Sequoyah County 
Courthouse on Monday for her plea hearing.

Angela Gray of Muldrow appeared in Sequoyah County District Court  on Monday for charges relating to a 2013 ATV crash that left a Muldrow teenager with severe brain trauma.

Gray entered a no-contest plea for Count 1, which was the conspiracy charge, before District Judge Jeff Payton. Counts 2 and 3 -- child endangerment by driving under the influence and selling or furnishing alcoholic beverage to a minor, respectively, – were dismissed by the state as part of the plea deal, according to Michelle Keely, assistant district attorney with the District Attorney Jack Thorp’s District 27 office.

Gray is accused of participating in the ATV crash on Sept. 1, 2013, south of Muldrow, which left Christian Mayberry, 16 at the time, with severe brain trauma. Gray, along with two males who were juveniles at the time of the accident, one of whom is her son, were accused of covering up the crash while Mayberry lay nearby without medical help.

The young men were not mentioned in the plea deal; Keely said they will still face their conspiracy charges. Their next court appearance is Dec. 20.

Sentencing for Angela Gray was deferred to Dec. 20, in order to give the Mayberry family time to prepare their victim impact statements. Mayberry family members, including Christian’s mother, Kim, entered the courtroom as Gray entered her no-contest plea.

“The (Mayberry) family has been completely involved with the negotiations this entire time,” Keely said. “Victim impact statements are a part of the sentencing.”

Thorp told the Mix earlier that the plea deal would not have been offered without the Mayberry family’s consent.

“It is a way to get the case resolved with a finding of guilt,” Thorp said.

Pam Cloud, Managing News Director

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