Edith Delgado is the California woman who killed members of the Tongan Royal Family in a car crash when she was racing another car at excessive speeds. Yesterday she was sentenced to 3 years behind bars.
In being sentenced, Delgado received one year in jail for each victim.
Her attorney says he expects her to serve about one year, after receiving credit for the one year she spent behind bars awaiting trial.
Had Delgado been convicted of the more serious charges prosecutors had filed against her she would have faced up to eight years in prison.
A relative of the Royal Family had the following response…
“Words cannot express how much loss this feels even after a year,” said Amelia Tupou Tonga, a cousin of the princess. “Our family suffers. Our country suffers. But we are a forgiving people, and all we want today is justice.”