Driving with a Dead Man!!!
A substance-abuse counselor was sentenced Thursday to 55 years to life in prison for hitting a pedestrian with her car and driving through a Los Angeles suburb with the dying man on her windshield. A jury earlier this year convicted 53-year-old Sherri Lynn Wilkins of second-degree murder, driving under the influence and hit-and-run. Prosecutors said Wilkins' blood-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit when she struck 31-year-old Phillip Moreno in November 2012 as she was leaving a counseling center. She drove 2 miles through the city of Torrance, California, before other motorists swarmed her car at a traffic light and kept her there until police arrived. Moreno was taken to a hospital, where he died. The judge sentenced Wilkins under California's three strikes law, citing her long history of drug-related crimes. That tripled the minimum 15 years to life she otherwise could have received before being eligible for parole. *She was a substance abuse counselor? Better the devil ya know, huh? ~Rowdy