Woman pleads guilty to murder for shooting and fatal car crash
FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - A woman charged with murder for a shooting and deadly car crash in Florence in April 2012 pleaded guilty in court Tuesday.
Georgia Woodberry, 30, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for pleading guilty to one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, stalking, and discharging a firearm into a vehicle, confirmed Florence County Solicitor Ed Clements.
The shooting and car crash on April 5, 2012 left one person is dead. Investigators said the car accident was a result of a domestic dispute.
South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a fatal crash in Florence. According to the SCHP website, the crash occurred shortly after 7 a.m. at the intersection of Freedom Blvd. and National Cemetery Road.
Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff's Office said a chase between a grey Chevy Impala and white Honda Accord began on East National Cemetery Road as a continuation of a domestic incident from the previous night.
Officials believed Woodberry was driving the Accord was shooting at the occupants of the other vehicle during the chase, and in an attempt to escape, the Impala entered the intersection of Freedom Boulevard and National Cemetery Road, striking a Camaro and killing its driver.
Officials say the driver of the Camaro had the right of way at this time of the accident, and was not involved in the dispute between the cars involved in the chase.
Florence County Coroner Bubba Matthews told WMBF News that a female nurse, 36-year-old Lori M. Pruett, was killed in the accident.
Investigators said during the press conference that the two occupants of the Impala were transported to a local hospital for injuries sustained in the accident and at least one was also suffering from a gunshot wound. Their conditions are unknown at this time.
Woodberry fled the scene, but was apprehended by police nearly half an hour after the accident occurred. Woodberry was arrested and charged with murder, two counts of attempted murder, and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle.
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