Jul 8, 2010 7:40 AM by Sharlee Barriere

High Court Reinstates 30-Year Prison Sentence

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has reinstated
the 30-year sentence of a woman who pleaded guilty to killing one
person and injuring three others while driving under the influence
of legal and illegal drugs.
Marilyn LeBlanc pleaded guilty in March
2008 to one count of vehicular homicide and three counts of
negligent injury in connection with an April 21, 2007, crash in
Lafayette Parish.
In September 2008, a trial court judge sentenced LeBlanc to the
maximum of 30 years in prison for the homicide charge and six-month
sentences for the negligent injury charges to run concurrently. She
appealed the conviction and sentences, and the state appeals court
vacated the 30-year sentence as excessive.
The Supreme Court reinstated the prison term Tuesday.


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