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Miss Mose was forced to accept a plea bargain to voluntary manslaughter and one strike. I say forced because the day after she accepted the plea bargain, the Deputy District Attorney, Lucy Wiesmantle was quoted in the San Diego Union-Tribune as saying, “the reason we offered her the manslaughter deal was, based on evidence we discovered, her claim of self-defense was likely true”. If that is so, then, why was she being threatened with prosecution for murder?
Mose was sentenced to probation and one year in jail. Her plea bargain allowed for a possible withdrawal of the felony charge and plead guilty to a misdemeanor thereby removing the felony from her record.
A condition of that sentence was anger management classes for one year; enrollment in school, graduate and find gainful employment.
Latoyonda Promise Mose has since graduated with a Masters Degree in Counseling. Ms. Mose has completed her required anger management classes and recently was accepted as an Intern at a local university.
Miss Mose will satisfy all of the conditions for probation and be released from her court order in February 2006. She is looking forward to a productive life.