Woman sentenced to 7 years in vehicular homicide case



ALBANY -- An Albany woman leaves a trail of death behind her as she begins a sentence for vehicular homicide.

Superior Court Judge Willie Lockette on Monday sentenced 51-year-old Cheri Ann Randle to serve seven years in prison and 13 years on probation for serious injury by vehicle and homicide by vehicle, according to court documents.

A hearing on restitution to the deceased 65-year-old Jeanette Ford's family is scheduled for Friday, Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards said.

"She didn't show any emotion in court," Edwards said. "The family was pleased with the sentence, as are we. She will have to serve seven of 20 years."

Randle killed Ford by running a red light at Slappey Boulevard and Oakridge Drive on May 15. In 1984, Randle received indictments on four counts of involuntary manslaughter. She pleaded guilty to four counts misdemeanor reckless conduct.

The original indictments state that Randle left her six children, 6-month-old Contessa, 2-year-old Dehaven, 3-year-old Bobby, 8-year-old Kimonia, 5-year-old Adrian and 9-year-old Aurello, alone.

Contessa, Dehaven, Bobby and Kimonia died in the fire that consumed the 128 Oak St. home while their mother was away.

"Knowing her unsupervised 3-year-old child, Bobby Randle, had a propensity for creating fire," the indictment stated, "and that the means to create fire existed in the residence readily available to Bobby Randle, to wit a certain electric heater ... and combustible material he might use, to wit: paper."

In 1982 she pleaded guilty to misdemeanor manslaughter. The charge had been reduced from a grand jury murder indictment.

The indictment for murder read, Randle "did then and there unlawfully and with aforethought cause the death of Michael Collins, a human being, by cutting the throat of said deceased with a broken beer bottle."


fatdaddygamer 2 years, 3 months ago

why is this women going to prison for 7 years and gary price is still walking the streets for the same crime ( if not a worse crime since he killed 2 people and had more wrecks)?


Moe 2 years, 3 months ago

This woman took part in three (3) separate homicides and only has to serve seven (7) years?? The DA's office is a joke.


Sister_Ruby 2 years, 3 months ago

Look like somebody ran over her face with an Escalade. Just sayin'.


VSU 2 years, 3 months ago

Must be nice to kill 3 people and get only 7 years.


FlunkyMonkey 2 years, 3 months ago

Must be nice to kill two and injure ten and still be a paid police officer...


SassyPenny 2 years, 3 months ago

Yes this article is very confusing. Let me see if I get this straight. She is sentenced to 20 years for running over someone; in which she will only have to serve 7 years. She left her 6 small children unattended in which 4 of them dies in a fire and cuts someone's throat killing them with a beer bottle?????? Hello - this happened in 1982-84 and she is just now being sentenced 30 years later. Okay.. What is wrong with this picture people?


Margie 2 years, 3 months ago

Comments regarding the contents of the article is one thing, but to attack a person's physician features sister ruby as you are so called is sickening on your part. If its not a person's physician appearance, its their name, which neither an individual has control over. What do you look like? Let APD take a mug shot of you, and lets see what you would look like?


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