Oklahoma State homecoming crash; Adacia Chambers pleads no contest to all charges

Posted at 6:34 PM, Jan 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-10 18:32:17-05

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- A woman charged with killing four people by driving her car into spectators at Oklahoma State University's 2015 homecoming parade has been sentenced to life in prison.

Adacia Chambers agreed to a plea bargain Tuesday before her jury trial was to begin.

Chambers was sentenced after pleading no contest to four counts of second-degree murder and 39 counts of assault and battery.

Prosecutors say Chambers steered her car around a police barricade and sped up before plowing into spectators ahead of Oklahoma State's game against the University of Kansas. Prosecutors say her actions showed intent.

Chambers read a statement that her attorney said she wrote saying she suffered from severe Psychosis the day of the crash.

She also said, “If I could only change the past.” Chambers offered an apology to the victims and said she took the plea because she didn’t want to cause them more pain with a prolonged trial.

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