Woman convicted in deadly 2006 DUI back in court - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

Woman convicted in deadly 2006 DUI back in court

Rebecca A. Johnson  killed two people in 2006 while driving under the influence. (Source: WAVE 3 News) Rebecca A. Johnson killed two people in 2006 while driving under the influence. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Rebecca Johnson, who killed two people in 2006 in a drunk driving crash, was back in court on Friday on other charges.The family of one of the victims was also there. 

Johnson had just been sentenced to five years probation for drug charges in Jefferson County. 

The judge sided with Johnson's lawyer, who said Johnson can't get the mental help she needs in prison.The deadly car accident in 2006 left Johnson with a traumatic brain injury, her attorney said.

MORE FROM WAVE3.COM
Convicted drunk driver, meth trafficker won't serve jail time
Woman convicted in deadly DUI crash now facing drug charges
Oldham County woman charged in fatal accident
Parents want commission to look at judge's ruling in DUI case
Convicted drunk driver in deadly crash back in court

One of the victim's mothers, Tammy Cantrell-Williams, was very vocal after Friday's sentencing. She said probation doesn't work and Johnson needs prison time. 

"She's killed two people and couldn't make her probation. Do these judges and prosecutors actually think she is going to make it through probation now?" Cantrell-Williams, said. "You know, I just wish that they could put their hearts in this case and think, maybe think about me for once. I lost my son, I go to rest having to see him. She walks the streets with drugs."

Johnson accepted a plea deal for the 2006 crash -- and then violated her probation with just six months left.

Copyright 2018 WAVE 3 News. All rights reserved.

  • WAVE 3 NewsNEWSMore>>

  • Parents file lawsuit against JCPS head start teacher

    Parents file lawsuit against JCPS head start teacher

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:45 PM EDT2018-06-19 17:45:16 GMT

    The lawsuit filed by Charles and Savanna Hall states their child was enrolled in the head start program at Stopher Elementary School during the 2017-2018 school year.

    More >>

    The lawsuit filed by Charles and Savanna Hall states their child was enrolled in the head start program at Stopher Elementary School during the 2017-2018 school year.

    More >>
  • 2 Georgia residents survive small plane crash in Indiana

    2 Georgia residents survive small plane crash in Indiana

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:40 PM EDT2018-06-19 17:40:46 GMT
    The cause of the crash is under investigation.  (Source: WAVE 3 News)The cause of the crash is under investigation.  (Source: WAVE 3 News)

    Police say two Georgia residents escaped life-threatening injuries after the small plane they were flying in crashed in a southern Indiana parking lot.

    More >>

    Police say two Georgia residents escaped life-threatening injuries after the small plane they were flying in crashed in a southern Indiana parking lot.

    More >>
  • Buy things online from strangers? Here's where to go to be safe

    Buy things online from strangers? Here's where to go to be safe

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:05 PM EDT2018-06-19 17:05:03 GMT

    People looking for a place to go to buy or sell items or even make custody exchanges can go to any one of four designated areas throughout Louisville to conduct business where cameras are recording.

    More >>

    People looking for a place to go to buy or sell items or even make custody exchanges can go to any one of four designated areas throughout Louisville to conduct business where cameras are recording.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly