Chattanooga: Woman charged in 2011 teen stabbing death pleads guilty to lesser charge

Chattanooga: Woman charged in 2011 teen stabbing death pleads guilty to lesser charge

September 19th, 2013 by Todd South in Local Regional News

Temekia Reed speaks to co-council Chrissy Mincy during a preliminary hearing in Judge Bob Moon's court in this 2012 file photo.

Photo by John Rawlston/Times Free Press.

A woman charged in the 2011 stabbing death of a 16-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge rather than face a second trial.

Temekia Reed, 26, pleaded guilty this morning in Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Rebecca Stern's court to voluntary manslaughter and received an eight-year sentence.

The incident arose from a street fight at College Hill Courts on Dec. 19, 2011, and prosecutors alleged that Reed stabbed Shaviya Vinson in the chest with a pair of purple-handled scissors.

Reed faced a March trial on first-degree murder that ended with a hung jury.

For more see tomorrow's Times Free Press.