The Tennessee woman facing felony gun charges for accidentally bringing her pistol to the 9/11 memorial won‘t’ spend a day in prison.
The New York Post reports that Meredith Graves has accepted a plea deal that drops the charge from a felony to a misdemeanor and has no jail time attached.
The Blaze told you the story of Graves this past December. A 39-year-old, registered nurse and fourth year medical student, Graves was visiting the 9/11 memorial at the World Trade Center site on Dec. 22 when she decided to check in the handgun she accidentally packed in her purse.
When Graves asked where she could check her pistol, she was immediately arrested for felony gun possession. The charge in New York City carries a mandatory 3 1/2 year prison sentence.
Graves has always maintained she didn’t realize that the loaded .32-caliber pistol in her purse was illegal to have, as she is legally licensed to carry in Tennessee. It appears prosecutors believed it was an honest mistake, and decided to exercise their discretion in offering a deal with considerably lesser charges attached.