Judge sentences Marshall County woman to nearly 12 years for manslaughter conviction

Northeast Alabama

Chasity Garner

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A Marshall County woman who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of her nephew will serve significant time behind bars.

Tuesday, a judge sentenced Chasity Garner to 11 years, 11 months and 11 days in prison for the death of 5-year-old Chaysen Garner.

Prosecutors say Chasity Garner was driving under the influence when she crashed her SUV at the intersection of Alabama 69 and Union Grove Road in Guntersville in March 2014.

Garner pleaded guilty in April, just as her trial was about to begin.

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