DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Jurors have now decided the punishment for the former Grand Prairie school teacher convicted in a hit and run accident that left a 6-year old dead.
On Friday morning a jury gave for teacher Tammy Lowe 8-years for manslaughter after she was convicted of hitting and killing 6-year old John Ready.
Lowe had already pled guilty to the felony charge of failing to stop and render aid, which carries a 10-year prison charge. The sentences are to run concurrently.
Breaking down...8 years manslaughter, 10 years failure to stop and render aid. Sentences to run concurrent so 10 years total—
L.P. Phillips (@lpphillips) August 22, 2014
Shortly after the sentenced was imposed, Lauren Raidy, the mother of 6-year old John Raidy, was allowed to give a victim impact statement and she didn’t hold back.
She excoriated Lowe for cheating her of her son’s life, his birthdays and holidays together. And took aim at Lowe for running through the red light – hitting her son in a crosswalk then fleeing.
According to Lowe’s attorney, she may be eligible for parole after four years.
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