Jun 20, 2017 - B.C. NURSE FOUND GUILTY OF DANGEROUS DRIVING CAUSING DEATH SENTENCED TO 90 DAYS IN JAIL

The B.C. nurse found guilty of dangerous driving causing the death of two people has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.

Andelina Hecimovic was driving at high speeds through Pitt Meadows in October, 2010, when she ran a red light, jumped a concrete median and slammed into a car carrying Beckie Dyer, 19 and Johnny De Oliveira, 21.

The couple, who were on their way home from a concert, were killed instantly.

Along with the 90-day sentence, Hecimovic also received two years probation, 120 hours of community service and three years driving prohibition.


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She will serve her sentence intermittently, between Tuesdays and Thursdays, around her work schedule.

Dyer’s mother, Debbie, said this sentence is “not showing the public that our justice system is actually a justice system, it’s actually a legal system. It’s not going to deter other drivers from doing the same.”

De Oliveira’s mom, Audrey, echoed the sentiment, adding Hecimovic can still have a life and do whatever she wants. “Six years is a long time she’s put everybody through,” she said. “And she only gets a little bit here, a little bit there? It’s wrong.”

At the time of the crash, Hecimovic was driving 130 km/h in an 80 km/h zone.

In 2013, a judge dismissed both counts of dangerous driving causing death, ruling it was a tragic accident that wasn’t outside the bounds of normal driving on that road. The judge’s ruling also said Hecimovic was “just having a bad day” as a nurse at Eagle Ridge Hospital, and that she was a careless, but not dangerous driver.

Hecimovic walked out with no conditional sentence or a probation.

The Crown appealed the decision and the judge ordered a re-trial in 2014.

Last November, Hecimovic was found guilty of two counts of dangerous driving causing death.

The Crown was seeking 18 to 20 months in jail for her.

Source: Global News


 

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