Candy S. Chamness, 33, 202 W. Washington St., Syracuse, has entered a plea agreement with Kosciusko Circuit Court. Chamness appeared for a pre-trial hearing Monday afternoon at which time the plea agreement was presented to the court.
She was arrested on Aug. 22 on charges of neglect of a dependent, a class A felony and reckless homicide, class C felony. The charges stem from the June 28 death of her 12-year-old son, Skyler Spore. His death was due to carbon monoxide poisoning. (See related: Parents charged in boy’s death)
The plea agreement states she would enter a plea of guilty to reckless homicide, class C felony. The charge of neglect of a dependent would be dismissed.
Judge Michael Reed took the matter under advisement. Reed will decide at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1, if he will accept the plea.
If accepted the initial executed sentence cannot exceed four years. Any sentence imposed exceeding that time would be suspended and she be placed on probation. However should there be any violation of the terms of probation, the remainder of the sentence would be imposed.