- Associated Press - Friday, March 7, 2014

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - A 15-year-old northwestern Pennsylvania girl who was driving more than 100 mph when she crashed an SUV that killed her 8-year-old brother and injured three other children must spend at least 30 to 60 days confined to a juvenile facility.

The Associated Press isn’t identifying the girl because she was tried in Erie County Juvenile Court, where the Erie Times-News (https://bit.ly/1f6VA35 ) reports she was sentenced Thursday.

Judge John Trucilla says the girl may be moved to a less restrictive juvenile program if she shows signs she can be rehabilitated.

The girl’s mother, Alma Zilkic (ZIL’-kitch), asked for leniency saying, “Nothing is going to bring my son back. I don’t want to lose my daughter, too.”

Erie police say the girl took one of her parents’ vehicles without permission and crashed Aug. 13 after weeks of misbehavior and rebellion.


Information from: Erie Times-News, https://www.goerie.com

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