Shawnee man pleads no contest in crash that killed Kansas toddler
OLATHE — A Kansas man will be sentenced in May for causing a fatal traffic crash while he was fleeing from law enforcement.
Forty-one-year-old Boyd Chism, of Shawnee, pleaded no contest Thursday to reckless second-degree murder in the November 2015 death of 17-month-old Addilynn Poole.
The Kansas City Star reports Chism also pleaded no contest to a charge of aggravated battery for injuries suffered by another child.
A Johnson County judge accepted the pleas and found Chism guilty. His sentencing is scheduled for May 11.
Chism’s car hit a vehicle driven by Addilynn’s mother as he was fleeing from a Johnson County sheriff’s deputy who tried to stop him for speeding.