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Oregon Woman Sentenced to 12 Years for Death of Cyclist

BEND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon woman was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for hitting and killing a cyclist while driving under the influence.

KTVZ-TV reports Deschutes County Circuit Judge Michael Adler sentenced 42-year-old Shantel Witt on Tuesday, telling the court that it was the “most extreme reckless endangerment case” he had ever seen.

Witt was convicted earlier this month of first-degree manslaughter and other charges for the death of 38-year-old Marika Stone.

The Bend dentist was riding with two friends east of the city when Witt slammed into her in December 2017.

Prosecutors say Witt was on nearly a dozen prescription drugs, including her dog’s anxiety pills, at the time of the crash.

Witt apologized in court, telling Stone’s family that she hopes one day they can forgive her.

Information from: KTVZ-TV, http://www.ktvz.com/



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