Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sentence Handed Down In Vehicular Homicide


An eleven year prison sentence has been handed down to a Cookeville woman who was convicted on charges of vehicular homicide back in December. Rebecca Galyean will also serve four and a half years for vehicular assault. She was sentenced this week in Criminal Court by Judge Leon Burns. Prosecutors say Galyean had a .l6 blood alcohol level when she got on I-40 back in 2008 and began driving the wrong way. She crashed head-on into an oncoming vehicle, killing one person and seriously injuring two others. Galyean was taken immediately to jail following the sentencing hearing.