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Woman to appear before parole board for 5th time

February 27, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman who has spent nearly half her life in prison will appear before the Nevada Parole Board for a fifth time.

KLAS-TV reports Jessica Williams, who will stand before the board Tuesday, has been granted parole four times, but still has two convictions to resolve before she can be released.

Williams fell asleep at the wheel in 2000 and her vehicle drifted into the median on I-15 and struck six teenagers who had been assigned to pick up trash. The kids died.

Williams’ attorneys argue she didn’t get a fair shake and that the law which finds people guilty of DUI, even if they are not actually impaired, is unjust.

Williams had a barely detectable two parts per billion marijuana metabolites in her blood. Her attorneys say anyone carrying a medical marijuana card would easily exceed that amount and would be guilty of DUI any time they drive.


Information from: KLAS-TV, http://www.klas-tv.com

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