Judge Upholds Jail Time in Gibbs High School Death

The judge says he is happy with the sentence and is upholding his decision of jail time for a woman who pleaded guilty in the death of a Gibbs High School student.

18-year-old Chelsea Hopson was in court Wednesday morning asking the judge to reconsider her 30 day jail sentence after she learned the sentence would cost her her Tennessee Promise Scholarship. Her lawyer was asking the judge to consider house arrest instead.

Hopson was sentenced to 30 days in jail and six year of probation after pleading guilty to Felony Accessory After the Fact in Zach Munday’s death.


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One of the people sentenced in the death of Gibbs High School Student Zach Munday is asking the Judge to reconsider his ruling.

According to our TV News Partner, WVLT the motion says that 18 year-old Chelsea Hopson wants the court to reconsider because if she remains incarcerated until December 1, 2019, she will lose her Tennessee Promise scholarship which she is using to attend class full-time at Walter State Community College.

Hopson wants the court to consider allowing her to serve her sentence on house arrest.

Earlier this month, the Judge sentenced Hopson to 30 days in jail, six years of probation and afterwards diversion.

The hearing for the request to reconsider Hopson’s sentence is scheduled for Wednesday.

Photo courtesy of WVLT

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