California Woman in Grandmother Abuse Case
(Siskiyou County, California) A 19-year-old local woman, Alyssa Ashlie, has been accused of holding her 70-year-old grandmother at gunpoint and attempting to smother her with a pillow last month.
Ashlie was originally charged with attempted murder, false imprisonment of an elder adult and theft from an elder adult. However, in accordance with an agreement with the prosecution, Ashlie pleaded guilty to reduced charges of elder abuse and burglary.
Consequently, Ashlie has agreed to a sentence of one year in jail, a year in a residential rehabilitation center, five years probation and a five-year suspended prison sentence that would be executed if she fails to abide by the terms and conditions of her probation.
Siskiyou County Superior Court Judge William Davis advised Ashlie that at the sentencing the presiding judge could rule the sentence is not sufficient given the nature of the charges, and at that time, she would have the option to withdraw her plea.Ashlie is free on $25,000 bail.
He scheduled her to reappear in court for sentencing on Oct. 29.
According to Ashlie's public defender Andy Marx, she did not have a previous criminal record.