For Fatality Crash
Attempted Eluding Police While Driving Stolen Car
A 21-year-old man apologized last month for causing a crash two years ago that killed a woman as he attempted fleeing from police in a stolen car.
“I take full responsibility,” Maurice Deangelo Fisher told an Oklahoma County judge during his sentencing over the death of his passenger.
“I have to live with that.”
“I am sorry,” he said after turning to the victim’s family in the courtroom, all the while, wiping away tears.
Mr. Fisher, of Oklahoma City, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Deastani Mitchell.
As part of a plea agreement, he was sentenced to 12 years in prison followed by 10 years probation. Mrs. Miss Mitchell’s family agreed to the plea deal.
At the time of the Oct. 14, 2016, wreck, Mr. Fisher, the driver, and Miss Mitchell, his passenger, both were 19. They were described as friends. Mr. Fisher was giving Miss Mitchell a ride when he decided to run from Warr Acres police, prosecutors said.
“I hope his apology is sincere because that’s what I’ve been waiting on,” the victim’s mother, Bernice Mitchell, said after the sentencing.
During the sentencing, Oklahoma County Assistant District Attorney Kirk Martin read three letters written by the victim’s relatives.
In the first letter, the victim’s grandmother called Deastani Mitchell’s personality “fun and happy.”
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