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October 30, 2015

DAILYKENN.com -- Adrienne Jackson will serve ten years for taking the life of a 17-year-old girl.

Jackson admitted to killing Evan Colquitt, but agreed to voluntary manslaughter in a plea deal.

Had the case gone to trial Jackson could have been sentenced to life in prison plus ten years, reports say, without the possibility of parole.

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After a mistrial for the woman accused of killing 17-year-old Evan Colquitt on Sharondale Road in 2013, Colquitt's family says Adrienne Jackson has now accepted a plea deal to a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter.

This all unfolded Wednesday morning, after a hung jury back in April.

Jackson was set to face trial again on Nov. 2, but her Attorney Falen Cox tells WTOC that Jackson pleaded guilty to one count of voluntary manslaughter and received a 10 year sentence.

The other six charges: felony murder (2 counts), aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony (2 counts), and possession of a firearm by a first offender probationer were nol prossed (dismissed) by the State.

Jackson will receive credit for time served since her March 7, 2013 arrest. If she had gone to trial and been convicted of all counts, she would have faced a maximum potential sentence of life without the possibility of parole plus 10 years.

Colquitt's sister, Loren Kendrick, said "I hate that she didn't get more time but there was a sense of gratification just hearing the words guilty come out her mouth...something we wouldn't have heard had she been found guilty at trial," she wrote. "Also, this shows how flawed our justice system is...you can murder someone and get less time than many non-violent crimes."

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