DAYTON — A second appeal in the sentencing of a Dayton woman convicted in a Warren County real estate agent’s death during a high-speed police chase has led to her attorney withdrawing, according to court records.

But first-time offender Alyssa Irwin-Debraux said her 13-year sentence in the 2018 death of Mary Taulbee, 57, in Miami Twp. should be reduced, citing — in part — ineffective counsel and her “intoxification and untreated mental illness” at the time of the crash, according to court documents.

Court-appointed defense attorney Adam Arnold asked the 2nd District Court of Appeals to allow him to step down as Irwin-Debraux’s counsel after he could “find no error by the trial court prejudicial to the rights of the appellant that may be argued to this court of appeal.”

However, the defendant, 20, feels “like all of the facts weren’t stated in my case,” she said in a handwritten filing.

Alyssa Irwin-Debraux
Mary Taulbee

Irwin-Debraux said she has diagnosed with attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, bipolar disorder and depression, and she said those issues were not properly taken into account.

“I just turned 18 when the incident had (taken) place,” she stated in court documents. “But, I didn’t kill anyone.”