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Woman who drove car into Kansas River pleads guilty to murder

Posted: 9:26 AM, Dec 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-18 10:26:25-05
Scharron Dingledine

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The woman accused of intentionally driving her car into the Kansas River with her two children inside pleaded guilty Monday.

Scharron Dingledine, 26, of Columbia, Missouri, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in Douglas County District Court.

Prosecutors alleged that on Aug. 3, Dingledine drove her car into the Kansas River in an attempted murder-suicide.

Officers rescued Dingledine and pulled her infant son from the water. Dingledine’s 5-year-old daughter, Amiyah Bradley, was found dead the next day near downtown Lawrence.

Dingledine will be sentenced on Jan. 22, 2019.