LAKE CHARLES, La. (April 14, 2014) Millie Adams Powell, 75, of Michie, Tenn., pleaded no contest Monday to an amended charge in the 2013 traffic death of a 92-year-old Texas woman.
Powell entered the plea Monday to a charge of negligent homicide, amended from vehicular homicide, in the death of Rubye Jones of Port Arthur.
State District Judge Robert Wyatt sentenced Powell to three years’ probation and deferred imposition of jail sentence pending Jones' successful completion of probation.
Wyatt said he did not believe jail time was appropriate in the case.
Police say Powell's car rear-ended a vehicle that was stopped to turn left on March 1, 2013 on Highway 109 in Vinton, La.
Jones was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries, but died on March 3.