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Jackson woman found guilty in death of mentally ill woman

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT)- Prosecuters say a Jackson woman is responsible for the death of a mentally ill woman.

She pleaded guilty Friday to culpable negligence manslaughter and felony abuse of a vulnerable adult. A Hinds county judge sentenced Eugenia Johnson to serve ten years in prison.

Johnson will serve five years of probation after her release. Prosecutors say Johnson worked for co-defendant Stephanie Fields, the owner of a the personal care home where 43-year-old Janice Hollins died of hypothermia.

No trial date has been set for Fields.

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