A grand jury met on 25 separate days over three months before deciding not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, Missouri.
Heidi Jones was sentenced to three years probation in a plea deal. She must also perform 350 hours of community service and seek psychiatric counseling.
Heidi Jones, a former TV meteorologist, admitted today that she had made up claims of being repeatedly attacked by a stranger on the city streets. The allegations sparked an extensive investigation before police said she told them she’d invented the story to get attention.
A defense lawyer says he and prosecutors are discussing “a possible resolution” of charges that a local WABC-TV meteorologist fabricated claims of being raped in Manhattan.
Authorities say WABC-TV meteorologist Heidi Jones told police she concocted claims of being attacked because she was under personal and professional stress and wanted attention.