Jacksonville Fla. – A judge on Tuesday denied the motion to dismiss charges against Jacksonville mother Amanda Guthrie accused of killing her 14-year-old daughter Ayva Guthrie.
Amanda Guthrie, 34, is facing denial as judge refuses to dismiss charges of shooting her daughter (Avya) in Jacksonville
Amanda Guthrie was arrested on 19 January for shooting her daughter in the head at her home in the Arlington area. She is under house arrest while awaiting trial for her daughter’s death.
She was bonded out of jail when her daughter’s condition was critical and forensic experts said it was an accidental shooting. But she was arrested again when the girl died.
She has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of grievous murder of her daughter, shooting deadly missiles, and possessing armed marijuana, court records show.
In a police interview, she said that her daughter was playing with a 9mm handgun. And when she asked the girl to hand over the gun to the mother, it discharged, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
The motion filed seeks to dismiss charges of aggravated murder against a child under the age of 18 as well as an attempt to shoot or throw lethal missiles at a home.
Guthrie has also been charged with child neglect and armed possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana. She has pleaded not guilty.
As per court records, Guthrie’s trial is scheduled to begin on November 8 and till then she will remain in Duval County Jail.
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