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Woman who tweeted ‘2 drunk 2 care’ before crash that killed two people gets 24 years in prison

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who tweeted about being drunk minutes before a fatal wrong-way crash sentenced Monday to 24 years in prison.

A Broward County judge also ordered 22-year-old Kayla Mendoza to remain on probation for six years after her release.

Mendoza pleaded guilty in February to two DUI manslaughter charges in the November 2013 crash that killed Kaitlyn Ferrante and Marisa Catronio, both 21.

Evidence showed that Mendoza tweeted “2 drunk 2 care” before the Sawgrass Expressway crash.

Authorities later said her blood-alcohol level was almost twice Florida’s legal limit. Police say she had been out drinking with co-workers prior to the crash.

Mendoza had faced a maximum of 30 years behind bars.

 

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1 Comment

  • JMG

    Is this woman an idiot or what? She killed 2 innocent people because she chose to drive drunk. That, my friends,is murder. The time she got in prison is a joke. There are several ways to deal with her and others like her. Lets see, a hunk of lead to the head, a needle, the electric chair, a firing squad, and last but not least, the gallows. They are all proven effective in exterminating people like her. Choose one and use it. No time like the present…………