Kemper Woman Loses Appeal

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a Kemper County woman sentenced to six years in prison for DUI manslaughter in a 2006 fatal accident.

Sarah Hudspeth was sentenced in 2007 in Lauderdale County Circuit Court to 20 years in prison, with 14 years suspended and five years probation, after her release from prison. The state Court of Appeals upheld her conviction last year.

Hudspeth was convicted in the death of 42-year-old Victoria Edwards of DeKalb. Edwards died in a two-vehicle crash on December 27th, 2006, on a Kemper County road.

Court records show Hudspeth had a blood alcohol level of 0.24 percent, three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Hudspeth had alleged that the blood alcohol test was illegally performed.

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