ATHENS — A woman from The Plains who is accused of killing her 4-year-old stepdaughter has pleaded guilty to the charges filed against her in Athens County Common Pleas Court and could spend the rest of her life in prison.
Through trembling lips and tears, Ashley Young, 26, answered "Yes" each time as she was individually asked Tuesday by Judge Michael Ward if she was pleading guilty to the charges of aggravated murder, murder, child endangering, tampering with evidence and attempted aggravated possession of drugs. Young's family was in attendance and also struggled with their emotions throughout the hearing.
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