Bakersfield woman found with body in her car agrees to plea deal

Posted at 10:38 AM, Sep 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-27 18:50:31-04

UPDATE (Sept. 27, 3:45 p.m.): A judge sentenced Sherrie Boggess to four years probation plus parenting classes.

Alaskari has not been tried yet. He will be back in court October 10th.


The Bakersfield woman who was found with a body in her car has agreed to a plea deal and will be sentenced to four years probation. 

Back in August, Sherrie Lynn Boggess and Darwin Keith Alaskari were found with a body in their SUV in Cayucos. Boggess' 13-year-old daughter was also in the vehicle. 

According to San Luis Obispo County Assistant District Attorney Lee Cunningham, Boggess agreed on Thursday to enter a plea deal on a misdemeanor child endangerment charge. As part of the deal, she will be placed on four years probation, she will need to attend parenting classes, and must comply with child protective services orders. 

Alaskari's mental competency is currently in question. On Tuesday, he's set to be in court to decide if he's mentally competent to stand trial. 

Boggess will formally be sentenced on Sept. 26. 

The man who was found dead in the SUV has been identified as Donald Cunningham. He is also from Bakersfield. His official cause of death has not yet been determined.