On Friday February 15th, 2019, Najee Michelle Donson was sentenced to eighteen years in prison in the Circuit Court of Taney County, Missouri, for one count of voluntary manslaughter, and ten years for one count of armed criminal action. The defendant admitted that her actions caused the death of Mr. Chad Deadmond. Judge Eric Eighmy heard the plea and sentencing arguments from Ms. Donson’s attorney and Taney County Prosecuting Attorney William Duston.

On June 15, 2017, Taney County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call for a service for a male that had suffered a gunshot wound to the face. When the officers arrived, they found said male, whom shortly thereafter expired, and two other individuals on site including Ms. Donson, along with two firearms, one of which was used in the shooting.

“The loss of Mr. Deadmond is a great loss to his family and our hearts go out to them,” said Prosecuting Attorney William Duston. “We hope that they find some solace in the sentence handed out today.”