By Joshua Scheer, reporter, County10.com
(Lander, Wyo.) – On Wednesday, a plea agreement was filed in the Ninth District Court regarding the case against Alma Mosho, 33 of Fort Hall, Idaho. Mosho is charged in the death of Dec. 3, 2012, death of Michelle Littleshield in the parking lot the Rezeride Bar west of Kinnear.
Originally, Mosho was charged with two counts of aggravated homicide by vehicle, one singling out reckless driving and the other noting driving under the influence. Both charges are felonies with penalties of up to 20 years in prison each. She pleaded not guilty to these charges in early February.
Per the agreement, Mosho would plead guilty to one count of aggravated homicide by vehicle (a felony) and one count of driving or having control of vehicle while under influence (a misdemeanor).
In exchange for her plea, Fremont County Prosecutors will cap its sentencing argument between 10 and 20 years for the felony. For the DUI misdemeanor, Mosho would be given sentence of time served. “The Defendant shall be free to argue for any sentence she deems appropriate,” states the agreement.
Both the state and Mosho must abide by the terms of the agreement or the document will be rendered null and void.
A change of plea hearing has not yet been scheduled.
An affidavit written by Fremont County Sheriff’s Det. Eric Granlund, describes some of the events behind the alleged homicide on Dec. 3, 2012, in the parking lot of the Rezeride Bar in Kinnear. The call to law enforcement came in at 1:55 a.m. and Deputy Donovan Detimore was sent to the scene, the affidavit states.
“On arrival Deputy Detimore encountered a crowd of people,” the affidavit states. “He further observed two bodies on the ground in the west parking lot of the Rezeride Bar. One victim, later identified as Michelle Littleshielf was later pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim … was transported to Riverton Memorial Hospital via ambulance.”
Through investigation, the affidavit states officers learned that the vehicle involved was a silver Nissan passenger car with an Idaho license plate. A plate number supplied by a witness allegedly matched the vehicle description and was owned by Mosho.
The affidavit describes a witness’s account of the scene. The witness, identified only as a “he,” reportedly saw Littleshield “climbing from under the suspect vehicle.” The witness then said the vehicle backed over her and the drove forward over her a second time, states the affidavit.
“The suspect drove her vehicle a number of times through the now crowded west parking lot of the bar in a circular pattern at a high rate of speed,” states the affidavit. “While doing so the suspect hit a fence and pipe guard rail before leaving the west parking lot and driving to the driveway of the east parking lot. The suspect vehicle eventually left the area traveling eastbound on Highway 26.
The affidavit states the Wind River Police Department stopped Mosho in the suspect vehicle at 2:14 a.m. approximately 19 minutes after the first dispatch call. Mosho was allegedly the driver and no one else was in the vehicle.
“Mosho provided a breath sample for the arresting officer’s portable breath test which showed an alcohol concentration of .16%,” states the affidavit. The legal limit for operating a motor vehicle is .08.
According to a Coroner’s verdict and case docket, Littleshield, 35, of St. Stephen’s, was found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.343 percent the night she died.