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Teens Enter Plea Deal in Death of Ansley Rayborn

Ansley Rayborn
Posted at 12:42 PM, Mar 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-28 12:50:17-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - Two teens entered a plea deal after a 2015 car crash that killed Chiles High School student Ansley Rayborn.

According to lawyers, 16-year-old Hunter Goodwin and 17-year-old Cody Elkins took a plea deal on Tuesday, lessening their charges. Goodwin's lawyer, John Leace, said his client had most of the charges dropped.

Goodwin did plead no contest to one count of driving without a valid license in a crash that resulted in death, Leace said.

"I think that the reasons the charges were reduced is commensurate with Hunter's role in the incident. I think that it was a situation where the state took a look at the actions that both of these young men took and charged them with the charges that ultimately they thought were appropriate."

Both boys will be placed on juvenile probation, which includes 100 hours of community service and restricted driving privileges, Leace said. They will then reportedly be moved to a juvenile facility for an unknown amount of time, possibly up until their 21st birthdays, he said.

This comes after the February 7, 2015 death of Ansley Rayborn. The Chiles High School student was killed after being ejected from a car on Old Chemonie Road, deputies said.

Since Rayborn's death, her family has started 'The Ansley Rayborn Scholarship' in her memory to support a local high school graduate.