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Driver who killed nanny gets 48 hours in jail

Posted: June 7, 2013 11:40 a.m.
Updated: June 7, 2013 11:40 a.m.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A driver who killed a nanny pushing a baby in a San Diego crosswalk has been sentenced to 48 hours in jail.

City News Service says 35-year-old Christine Padilla was sentenced Friday to jail time, probation and 180 days of electronic surveillance. She pleaded guilty last month to a misdemeanor charge of vehicular manslaughter and two traffic infractions.

San Diego police say Padilla's Toyota 4Runner ran a red light in February and struck Monserrat Mendez. The 41-year-old nanny was thrown about 30 feet and the stroller she was pushing was wedged under the car. The 13-month-old boy inside was injured but recovered.

Police determined that Padilla, who'd given birth the day before the accident, hadn't been speeding or talking on her cellphone.


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