Guilty Plea made in the murder case of Yavari Allen

Thomanta Jones has now accepted a guilty plea of manslaughter in the murder of Yavari Allen back in April of 2016 in Enterprise, Alabama. Circuit Court Judge Jeff Kelley made the ruling on Tuesday after the agreement was made the day for before the hearing but the agreement was not discussed by the District Attorney Jeff Moore with neither parent. 

"We talked to him and they didn't even mention that they made a deal with David," said Yavari father Thurston Allen. 

"So we get here and were blindsided and I'm angry," said Yavari mother Carlisha Allen. "The judge had the opportunity to stop this and he didn't. Judge Kelley had the power to stop this, knowing that they had been done this behind our back and he didn't do a thing he went right along with it." 

Thomanta Jones attorney David Harrison  feels the right decision was made based on the facts. 

"The case law clearly indicates that he is correct and since the offer was made we relied on it and that's what happened and it's why we plead guilty to manslaughter," said Harrison.

Carlisha and Thurston Allen hopes that a fair sentence will be served. 

"Twenty years max for that manslaughter charge that's what we want since now were forced to deal with manslaughter I want the max," said Carlisha Allen. 

Jones was not let out on bond and a sentencing date will be made in the coming months. 


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