Charlotte Washington gets 5 years' probation for 2017 death of Amy Parrish in Brenham

BRENHAM, Texas -- One of three women charged in the July 2017 hot-van death of a resident at a southeast Texas center for people with developmental disabilities has been sentenced to probation.

The Brenham Banner-Press reports that Charlotte Washington was sentenced Thursday after her July 12 guilty plea to injury of a disabled person in the death of Amy Parrish. She had been charged with murder.

Under her plea agreement, Washington was given five years' probation. A 10-year prison term was suspended.

Authorities say workers at the Brenham State Supported Living Center found the 48-year-old Parrish unresponsive in the van parked outside the center.

Former workers Sylvia Platt and Lacreshia Miles still await trial on murder charges . They could face life sentences if convicted.

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