Billings woman admits role in burglary that led to husband's death

2013-10-04T14:26:00Z 2014-04-18T11:38:08Z Billings woman admits role in burglary that led to husband's deathGazette Staff The Billings Gazette

A Billings woman whose husband was shot by a police officer after the couple broke into a house to get a meal and shower pleaded guilty to felony burglary Friday in Yellowstone County District Court.

Heather Lynnea Brawley, 26, appeared before Judge Ingrid Gustafson and pleaded guilty to felony burglary.

Brawley admitted that on Jan. 6 she broke into a house on Miles Avenue, fixed a meal, took a shower and gathered up children’s clothing and diapers before police arrived and arrested her and her husband, Daniel Brawley.

Daniel Brawley was killed by a Billings police officer shortly thereafter when he slipped a hand out of plastic ties while in the back seat of a patrol car, made his way to the front seat and tried to drive away.

The Yellowstone County Attorney’s Office announced Friday that a coroner’s inquest into Brawley’s death has been scheduled for Nov. 5.

Heather Brawley is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 22.

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