MIAMI (AP) - A Homestead man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his part in a police chase that ended with police fatally shooting his mother.
As part of a plea deal Thursday, 20-year-old Jeffrey Tamayo pleaded no contest to attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and guilty to fleeing and eluding police.
In December 2007, Tamayo, his mother, and two teenage friends were in a sport utility vehicle when they reportedly tried to rob a pedestrian. Tamayo, the driver, led police on a high-speed chase, and officers opened fire on the SUV when Tamayo tried to drive at them. Tamayo's mother, Pearl Simmons, was killed by the gunshots.
A co-defendant, Frank Granados, is scheduled to accept a plea deal Sept. 28.