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Judge considering work-release for driver in fatal crash

November 22, 2018

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — A judge is considering whether to allow the driver who caused a crash that killed a teenager and seriously injured another to be transferred from prison to a halfway house, but the victims’ families object.

In May, Judge James O’Neill denied 57-year-old Amy Lafond’s request for a shorter sentence. She’s served 4 ½ years of a six-to-14-year term. Her attorney described her as a model inmate.

Lafond pleaded guilty to negligent homicide, assault, and drug charges. The 2013 Laconia crash killed 14-year-old Lilyanna Johnson and injured 14-year-old Alyssa Miner.

The Laconia Daily Sun reports prosecutor Andrew Livernois and corrections officers don’t object to Lafond’s request, which would allow her to participate in a work-release program.

The victims’ families say Lafond doesn’t deserve any special privileges.

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