DATE: February 5, 2015
CASE: Tanisha Edwards
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Eric Kindall
District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced today that Tanisha Edwards pled no contest to felony child endangerment under circumstances likely to produce great bodily harm or death, and three counts of perjury. She also admitted she served two prior prison terms.
Edwards hid her one-year-old child, Dwight Stallings, from Child Protective Services (CPS) after she gave a positive drug test. When questioned under oath about Dwight’s whereabouts before a referee and judge in Family Court, she gave inconsistent answers and said she had given the child to virtual strangers. Dwight’s whereabouts remain unknown to this day, almost four years after his disappearance.
Edwards is facing a sentence of up to 11 years in state prison. Sentencing is set for March 6, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in Department 10 before the Honorable Greta Curtis Fall.
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