Samantha McCoy Sentenced to 25 Years

This morning, Judge Brandon Baker sentenced Samantha Leigh McCoy to 25 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for the death of her mother, Cindy McCoy.   

McCoy, 35, accepted a plea offer of 15 years for voluntary manslaughter and 10 years for armed criminal action. Judge Baker ordered the sentences to be served consecutively. 

Samantha McCoy was represented by Public Defender, Jason Speer.  

May 1, 2019, McCoy argued with her mother while on the way to scheduled court appearance in Bates County.  McCoy struck her mother with her vehicle at the City Lake west of Butler. 

A short time later a witness found a purse in the road and saw a truck leaving the lake at a high rate of speed. 
The witness went to the lake and found Cindy McCoy, 70, in the lake floating behind the SUV she had been driving.  

McCoy was arrested a short time later and has been in the Bates County Jail until todays sentencing hearing.   

Family members and close friends were present for today’s proceedings.  Mr. Charlie McCoy, Cindy’s husband died of cancer earlier this year. Chris Ramsey, son of the victim delivered a Victim Impact statement to the court and asked for the maximum sentence to be imposed for his sister.  Cindy and Charlie McCoy lived in St. Clair County, Missouri.  

Samantha McCoy was remanded to the custody of the Bates County Sheriff and will be transported to the Missouri Department of Corrections.  Prosecuting Attorney Hugh C. Jenkins represented the State in this case.