SARASOTA, Fla. -- November 2, 2016 -- 1:45 p.m.
Ashley Parker, 31, of Sarasota, was sentenced to prison this morning in connection to the attempted murder of her 6-year-old daughter in June 2015. Parker was sentenced to 40 years for attempted murder and 40 years for aggravated child abuse. The sentence will be served concurrently.
Parker was found guilty on September 23, 2016 of four felony counts: Attempted First Degree Murder with a Deadly Weapon, two (2) counts of Aggravated Child Abuse and Resisting an Officer with Violence.
On June 26, 2015, Sarasota Police Officers responded to the 2100 block of Leon Avenue, Sarasota, to assist EMTs who were on scene reference a 6-year-old child who had been held underwater and stabbed. The 6-year-old child was Parker’s daughter. The child was taken to All Children’s Hospital and later recovered from her injuries.