SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A woman has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for crashing her car into a South Bend house and killing a 56-year-old woman who was sleeping on her living room couch.
A St. Joseph County judge ordered the sentenced Monday for 24-year-old Erica McCaffery of South Bend in connection with the April crash that killed Barbara Knapp. McCaffery pleaded guilty in September to driving after having smoked marijuana.
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Authorities say her car was going about 80 mph in a 30 mph zone when it smashed into the house around 1:30 a.m.
McCaffery told the judge she was sorry and never meant to hurt anyone. Matt Szymanski told WSBT-TV and WNDU-TV that McCaffery had never apologized for killing his mother while she was inside her own home.