She wanted her father's killer tried for murder. But that's not what happened.

The children of a man murdered in a Richmond recovery house opposed a plea deal brokered by the Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney's Office with their father's killer. But a plea deal is what the killer was offered. Robert Pulling suffered from schizophrenia and was convicted of possession of a firearm after being involuntarily committed and trespassing. As part of a sentencing agreement, Pulling went to live at a recovery house run by the Real Life program, even though his family said he did not have a substance abuse problem. In November 2021, Pulling was found inside the home with his hands, feet, and neck tied up, with multiple stab wounds to his chest, according to a police affidavit. House manager Kevin Rice was later arrested for Pulling's murder. She thought Rice's first-degree murder trial, scheduled to begin next week, would bring her comfort. But prosecutors instead decided to offer Rice a plea agreement on a lesser charge. Rice accepted the deal and Chelchasity was left once again tossing and turning.