(9-14-22) Raven Sherida Myers (25) of Portland was charged in January with attempted murder of her 2 year old daughter, a Level 1 felony carrying up to 40 years in prison.
Myers reached a plea deal with Jay County prosecutors yesterday and pleaded guilty, but mentally ill, to battery resulting in serious bodily injury to a person less than 14 years old, a Level 3 felony carrying up to 16 years in prison.
Jay Circuit Court Judge Brian Hutchison set sentencing for October 19th. The plea agreement recommends Myers receive a 14-year sentence, nine years of incarceration followed by five years on probation.
The attempted murder charge, which carried a maximum 40-year sentence, will be dismissed.