McBride in DOC for less than one day, now she’s out on parole

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QUINCY — Less than one week after impassioned victim impact statements pleaded for a tougher sentence for her part in the deaths of four people in an August 2020 traffic crash, Natasha McBride is out on parole.

According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, McBride was released from Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln the same day she was admitted.

A spokesperson at the facility confirmed Friday that McBride was no longer an inmate in Logan.

McBride, 39, of Quincy pled guilty to two counts of driving while license suspended as part of a plea agreement. She received two three-year sentences, that were to be served consecutively, in the Illinois Department of Corrections. She was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Impala at a high rate of speed on Aug. 14, 2020, and ignored a traffic light at Fourth and Broadway, crashing into another vehicle in the intersection.

She originally was charged with four counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of Jenniffer Hendricks, 54, and her three grandchildren — Dakota Corrick, 6, Archer Corrick, 4, and Ransom Corrick, 21 months, all from Kirksville, Mo. McBride also was charged with four counts of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, four counts of reckless homicide and four counts of driving while license revoked.

However, all those charges were dismissed when experts for the prosecution and the defense both determined McBride was not legally sane at the time of the crash. She also received day for day credit while in the Adams County Jail. The only counts that were unaffected by McBride’s sanity were the ones for driving while license suspended.

Adams County State’s Attorney Gary Farha said he had expected McBride to spend at least six months in prison and her file reads that her projected discharge date was supposed to be Feb. 16, 2024.

Farha said the State of Illinois has recently been expediting many short sentences as a cost-cutting measure.

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