POLITICS

Woman who killed 2 in Winnipeg crash apologizes to families of victims

04/02/2015 06:59 EDT | Updated 06/02/2015 05:59 EDT
WINNIPEG - A young woman is apologizing for a crash that killed two Winnipeg teens and injured three others.

The driver, who was 17 at the time of 2010 crash, stood up in court Thursday at her sentencing hearing and tearfully said she was truly sorry for what she had done.

She pleaded guilty last fall to criminal negligence causing death and criminal negligence causing bodily harm.

Court had heard the driver had alcohol in her system and was speeding and texting at the time of the crash.

Friends and family of 17-year-old Amutha Subramaniam and 19-year-old Senhit Mehari gave victim impact statements during the two-day hearing.

Crown prosecutors want the now 22-year-old woman to be sentenced as an adult and go to jail for five years, while her lawyer has asked for no jail time.

The judge has reserved her decision.

(CJOB)