The Associated Press reports that a woman who was convicted of killing two teens while texting has been sentenced to six years in prison. Natasha Boggs, 25, is an Ohio woman who drifted off the road while texting and killed two teenage girls. She asked for forgiveness in court Friday before being sentenced.
Boggs entered a guilty plea to two counts of involuntary manslaughter, one count of vehicular assault and attempted tampering with evidence. The accident occurred in May 2017, and a 15-year-old boy was also injured.
The teens were struck by Boggs on the side of a road without sidewalks. Boggs deleted texts from her phone after the accident, and the victim’s family asked the court for the maximum sentence of nine years.
Defense attorneys argued in court that Boggs wasn’t speeding, drunk or impaired and it was simply an accident.
Boggs is receiving credit for the 11 months already served, meaning she will serve just over five years. Her license has also been suspended for five years.