Tuesday, August 14, 2012

UPDATE: Leah Walton Convicted of Manslaughter, Sentenced Jail Time

UPDATE: Walton was sentenced today to 31-47 months in jail and ordered to pay $30,000 in restitution. $18,000 will go to cover the medical costs of Lisa McIe, the surviving victim of the accident while $12,000 will go to the family of Susan Karabulut, who was killed in the crash. In addition to the restitution and jail time, Walton was ordered to forfeit her car.

In a case that has made Charlotte headlines for years, Leah Anne Walton, 23,  was convicted Monday of involuntary manslaughter and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injuries. She will be sentenced today and faces as much as 5 years and 11 months in prison for running over two nurses sitting on the sidewalk of Craig Avenue, killing one of them.

Susan Karabulut was killed after Walton's 2001 Volkswagen Beetle crossed center, hitting Karabulut and fellow nurse Lisa Mcle.

Walton was also convicted of driving without liability insurance, possession of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. By entering a not-guilty plea, Walton turned down a plea deal which could have possibly given her probation or jail time.