A Granite City woman who was found guilty in a hit and run death has been sentenced to probation. 26-year-old Gabrielle Parent entered the guilty plea in December and was sentenced to three years of probation in the death of 50 year old Shari Watts.
Watts was found dead along Route 3 the early morning of December 1, 2012. Police believe Parent struck and killed Watts and she was walking along the highway near Niedringhaus Avenue the night of November 30 and then fled the scene. Watts was apparently walking from Brooklyn to her home in East Alton at the time she was killed. Parent pleaded guilty to a count of failure to report an accident involving death. It will be up to the Secretary of State’s Office as to if she will lose her driving privileges.