Esmie Tseng pleads guilty

Esmie Tseng pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter:

In a shocking turn of events, shocking to me anyway, Esmie Tseng, the 16-year-old Kansas teen accused of stabbing her mother to death, has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter…

Esmie Tseng, 16, pleaded guilty to the charge after agreeing to have her case moved to adult court. Sentencing was set for May 3.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed to recommend a sentence of 100 months in prison, or about 8 years and four months. The defense agreed it would not ask for probation.

I’m curious as to why she plead guilty to an adult charge when so many people thought she should be tried as a juvenile?

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