ROHNERT PARK, Calif. (AP) -- A teen driver who struck and killed a 2-year-old girl in a Rohnert Park crosswalk while allegedly texting on her phone has been sentenced to five days in jail and nearly four months of home detention.
Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Bradford DeMeo sentenced 19-year-old Kaitlyn Dunaway on Wednesday. Dunaway faced a maximum of a year in jail after pleading no contest in September to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter.
Prosecutors say Dunaway -- a Sonoma State University student -- was texting and driving at an unsafe speed when she struck Ling Murray and her daughter, Calli, on Dec. 1. Murray was badly injured.
A police investigation determined that Dunaway was not at fault. But prosecutors believed she played a role in Calli's death.
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