- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - A Minot Air Force Base woman who caused a fatal accident in Minot nearly three years ago will spend another 10 months in jail.

Thirty-five-year-old Maria Sutton was accused of driving her car in the wrong lane in June 2013 and striking a vehicle driven by 49-year-old Robert Morrison head-on, killing the Westhope man.

Sutton was convicted of negligent homicide in January. She was sentenced on Tuesday to 13 months in jail but has already served three of them.

Sutton went through two trials. The first ended in a mistrial in June 2015 when jurors couldn’t reach a unanimous decision.

Sutton on Tuesday also was fined $3,000 and ordered to pay about $8,500 in funeral costs.


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