Former Texas State student Shana Elliott sentenced to 14 years for DWI crash that killed 2
A judge in San Marcos has sentenced Shana Elliott to 14 years in prison for a fatal DWI crash in 2016.
Last month, a jury sentenced the former Texas State University student to seven years in prison for two deaths - a man and his unborn child. The man's wife was also injured.
Those two sentences will run consecutively, the judge ruled on Thursday. Elliott will be eligible for parole after serving half of each sentence--which, counting the 2 years she's already served, means the earliest she could be released is in 5 years.
The jury also sentenced Elliott to 10 years of probation, which will run concurrently with her prison sentence. The judge also ordered Elliott to report to the Hays County Jail for 3 days every year she's on probation.
Elliott pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter after a crash on Highway 21 in Hays County that killed Fabian Moreno Guerrero and injured his pregnant wife, killing their unborn child.
Elliott took the stand to apologize for her actions that day. She said, "I just remember as soon as the accident happened I knew that I had made the worst decision ever."