Price Woman Sentenced to 150 Days in Jail in Negligent Homicide Case

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Amee Averett appeared before Seventh District Court Judge George Harmond on Monday for sentencing regarding negligent homicide, a class A misdemeanor, and distribution of a controlled substance, a third degree felony.

Judge Harmond sentenced Averett, 24, to 150 days in the Carbon County Jail as part of the woman’s 36-month probation terms.

Harmond stayed the prison sentence regarding the case and issued 36 months of probation for Averett. Probation terms include no alcohol or illegal drugs, and completion of any recommended treatment, among others. Averett will serve 150 days in jail in addition to the 150 she has already served regarding the matter. Averett was also ordered to pay $8,113.51, joint with Jason Jaimez and Shelbi Mower, who were also arrested in connection with the death of Trevor Jay “TJ” Whiteside on Dec. 23, 2013.

According to a press release from the Price City Police Department, in October 2014 Averett allegedly admitted her part and responsibility in the incident leading to Whiteside’s death. Forensic evidence confirmed the details of Averett’s addmission. She was booked into the Carbon County Jail on the charges of manslaughter and distribution of heroin, both second degree felonies.

Averett was originally booked into the Carbon County Jail for the charges of manslaughter and distribution of heroin, both second degree felonies.

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