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Aleatha Wyatt Sentenced for the Death of Peggy Sargent

An Erie woman who admitted to driving drunk and hitting and killing a motorcyclist learns how long she will spend behind bars.

May 8, 2014
It was an emotional day in the courtroom for the family of Peggy Sargent. Sargent was killed in a drunk driving crash last year, and today the woman who committed the crime was sentenced.

Judge Shad Connelly sentenced Aleatha Wyatt to 39 months to 78 months behind bars for the death of Peggy Sargent. The judge told Wyatt this was not a maximum sentence because of Wyatt's prior record, her character and the fact that she plead guilty to the crime.

Wyatt showed remorse in the courtroom. She cried and told the judge, "I realize what I've done and how many people I've affected. I'm very sorry. It's Something I will live with for the rest of my life."

Wyatt will get credit for time served. She was also ordered to pay restitution and court costs. The sentence totals out to be around three to six years behind bars.

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