- 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.



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

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