HINDS COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A trio of Jackson women all plead guilty to crimes against a nursing home resident.
25 year old Ashley Showers a.k.a. "Pig", 22 year old Brittany Slaughter and 28 year old Jamise Jackson were all sentenced in Hinds County Court.
Showers pleaded guilty to to one count of conspiracy, one count of identity theft, and five counts of fraudulent use of a social security number. She was sentenced on each count, to serve a term of five years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, with four years suspended and one to serve under house arrest and two years post release supervision. The sentences are to run concurrently. Also, Showers must pay full restitution in the amount of $5,224.85; pay a $250 fine; pay $500 to Victims' Compensation Fund; pay $500 to the Attorney General's office for investigative costs, and pay all court costs and assessments.
Slaughter was sentenced February 13, 2009 after entering a guilty plea December 5, 2008 to one count of conspiracy. The sentence requires Slaughter to pay a $500 fine, as well as court costs. Also, she will serve one year under supervised probation. Based on her cooperation in agreeing to testify against one of her co-defendants, the charge was non-adjudicated.
James entered a guilty plea to one count of conspiracy and five counts of fraudulent use of a social security number on February 13, 2009. Her sentence is to run concurrently and includes the following: for each count she was sentenced to serve a term of five years in the custody of mdoc, with four years suspended, one to serve under house arrest, and two years post release supervision; she must pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $5,000; pay a $250 fine; pay $500 to Victims' Compensation Fund; pay $500 to the Attorney General's office for investigative costs; pay all court costs and assessments.
The Attorney General says Showers stole a nursing home patients driver's license and social security card. She, and the other defendants used them to obtain credit cards, cell phones and other goods and services totaling more than ten thousand dollars.