Murder defendant Quaneysha Greeley, 20, of Lewiston during a January 2018 court appearance. Greeley appeared in Washington County Superior Court Wednesday, Sept. 19. FILE PHOTO

Woman, 20, pleads to lesser charges in murder case

ELLSWORTH — A co-defendant in the murder of a New Gloucester grandmother pleaded guilty today to lesser charges with an understanding that her murder charge will be dropped after she testifies against her co-defendant, according to her defense attorney Jeff Toothaker of Ellsworth.

The dead woman, Sally Shaw, was 55 and had worked as a certified nurse’s assistant.Shaw was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head on the side of a road in Cherryfield July 19, 2017.

Defendant Quaneysha Greeley, 20, pleaded guilty to one count of hindering apprehension and one count of unlawful drug trafficking, according to Melissa A. O’Neal, spokesperson for the Maine Attorney General’s office. Both counts are class B felonies.

“We expect the murder charge to be dismissed,” said Toothaker.

The defense attorney said Greeley has an “open plea.” That means no sentence has been negotiated yet in exchange for her guilty pleas.

Last September, the attorney general indicted Greeley and her co-defendant, Carine “Terror” Reeves, 38, of Queens, N.Y., on one count each of murder. “Sentencing has been continued until after co-defendant, Carine Reeves’, trial,” O’Neal said in an email Wednesday. “There is no bail.”

Police stated in an affidavit that Shaw and Reeves were dating and that she was driving him around Northern Maine to sell drugs. The affidavit alleges Greeley assisted in the scheme.


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