- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 17, 2019

VISALIA, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California judge sentenced a 28-year-old woman to 19 years to life in prison for the drunken driving deaths of a grandmother and her 10-year old granddaughter in 2016.

The Fresno Bee reports that Cheyenne Wyllie was sentenced in a Visalia courtroom on Tuesday after pleading no contest to two counts of second-degree murder in August.

Sixty-nine-year-old Angelita Espinosa and her granddaughter, Jamie Espinosa, died in the March 26, 2016 crash while returning from a family trip to Yosemite for Easter, the newspaper reported.

KSFN-TV reported that court documents said Wyllie spent the evening drinking at a restaurant and at a friend’s house. She allegedly sent text messages to friends and family detailing her drinking and her intention to drive, despite texts back urging her not to.

Wyllie’s blood alcohol was .21%.


Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com

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