(MADISON, Ind.) -- Three murder defendants are admitting to their roles in the death of a pregnant woman from Madison, Indiana, and will testify against their co-defendants. Donielle Sherley made an appearance in court Thursday, admitting she participated in Ashley Robinson's murder. WAVE 3's Maira Ansari has the details.
In court Thursday, Sherley admitted that she knew she was driving Robinson, 23, to her death the day she died on January 4th. She was two months pregnant at the time. Five suspects were charged in her death before her body was found in the Ohio River in April.
Along with Sherley, four other people were charged with Robinson's death: 24-year-old Brandon Skinner from Madison; 24-year-old Michael Cory Bowling, 27-year-old Brian Kemp, and 18-year-old Carissa Miller, all from Hanover.
Prosecutor Chad Lewis said Sherley is cooperating with authorities and "entered a plea of guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and took responsibility for her role in the death of Ashley Robinson."
It all started over allegations of molestation against a child that belonged to Sherley and another defendant, Brandon Skinner.
Police say Ashley was murdered in January and her body was dumped into the Ohio River. In court, Sherley admitted that she and Miller drove Ashley to the murder scene, and that's where Skinner allegedly shot Robinson.
Sherley admitted Skinner told her Robinson would "have to pay" for allegedly abusing their daughter.
She also accuses Kemp of providing the weapon. Sherley said after Robinson was killed, they went back to the home where Ashley lived and grabbed her clothes.
They drove to Missouri, where they dumped her belongings in a dumpster so it would look like Ashley had moved out.
Bowling, Miller and Sherley took the plea deal in order to testify against Kemp and Skinner.