- Associated Press - Monday, October 9, 2017

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont woman is going to spend between six and 15 years in prison after she pleaded guilty intentionally crashing her car on Interstate 89 in Richmond, killing another driver.

The Burlington Free Press reports Karri Benoir was sentenced Monday in court in Burlington.

The 25-year-old Benoir pleaded guilty in August to a charge of gross negligent driving.

She read a letter of apology in court during her sentencing.

Judge Kevin Griffin imposed the sentence that had been agreed upon as part of a plea deal.

Prosecutors have said they believe Benoir was attempting to kill herself when her car crossed the median in July 2015 and hit a car driven by Brendon Cousino, of Richmond.

Benoir’s attorney has disputed that assertion.


Information from: The Burlington Free Press, https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

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