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Wichita woman gets probation in fatal DUI

KSAL Staff - November 10, 2013 6:17 am

A Kansas prosecutor says the death penalty "is on the table" in the case of two people who investigators say fled to Mexico as suspects in a triple homicide last October.

A Sedgwick County judge has granted probation for a 31-year-old Wichita woman whose 6-year-old son died in crash while she was driving drunk.

Crystal Ross pleaded guilty in September to involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence, which usually carries a sentence of about three years in prison.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says Ross lost control of her vehicle in January. Her 6-year-old son was ejected from the vehicle and killed. Investigators said no one in the vehicle was properly restrained.

The Wichita Eagle reports prosecutors and defense lawyers recommended that District Judge Ben Burgess depart from state sentencing guidelines and place Ross on probation.

Burgess granted probation, but also said Ross will have to serve a 3 1/2 year prison term if she violates terms of her probation.

Rich Smith

November 10, 2013 at 8:34 am

talk about b/s if this was a guy they would have charged him with homicide

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