COBB COUNTY, Ga. — An 83-year-old woman was sentenced to three years in jail for a crash that killed a young girl.
On Monday, Edith Anderson told a judge that she mistakenly hit the accelerator, drove onto a sidewalk and ended up hitting and killing 5-year-old Karla Campos as she stepped off a school bus.
Channel 2 Action News reporter Ross Cavitt was the only reporter in the courtroom Monday as a Cobb County judge ordered Anderson to go immediately to jail. Anderson pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide.
Anderson apologized and acknowledged the family’s suffering.
“Because of me, she’s no longer with us and because of me, her family will suffer the pain of her loss for the rest of their lives and I hate that,” said Anderson.
The accident happened more than a year ago.
I have heard a lot of people mention the older lady should not be sentenced to jail because of her age..is that right because of the murder or a little five-year old girl or should they take her license and let it just be that?