Jones County woman accused of killing daughter changes plea

Jones County woman accused of killing daughter changes plea

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Jones County woman

entered a guilty plea to manslaughter in court Monday morning.

After more than a year in jail, Darlene Keys, 52, changed her plea to guilty and admitted to shooting and killing her daughter Robin Keys, 32, on May 1, 2014.

According to the Jones County District Attorney's Office, Keys shot her daughter twice with a .45 caliber handgun. 

During court, Keys stated that a verbal altercation with her daughter turned violent when her daughter began hitting her. Keys stated that she's had several surgeries and couldn't take her daughter hitting her anymore. She apologized and said she loved her daughter. 

Keys was sentenced to 20 years; nine years to serve with the Mississippi Department of Corrections, 11 years suspended with five of those years on post-release supervision.