Ore. woman gets 10 years for killing 2 in crash

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) -- A Southern Oregon woman has been sentenced to 10 years, the minimum, for a drunken driving crash that killed a couple.

The Klamath Falls Herald and News reports that Judge Rodger Isaacson handed down the sentence Tuesday. He said 23-year-old Carrie Ames will get credit for the time she's spent in jail, nearly a year.

Ames pleaded no contest to manslaughter, assault and drunken driving charges.

The judge said Ames acted with extreme indifference, but her lack of a criminal record and her age were factors in his decision. The prosecution sought a 20-year sentence.

A daughter of Don and Donna Barton of Dorris called the sentence a slap in the face. The Bartons were killed and their great-grandson was injured in the September crash.

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Information from: Herald and News, http://www.heraldandnews.com