Family slam justice system as driver who killed grandmother while texting ‘cheeky monkey’ emojis walks free after just THREE MONTHS in prison
A DRIVER who killed a gran when texting “cheeky monkey” emojis has been freed early after just three months in jail.
The family of Diana Price, 58, are furious at the “soft treatment” of Gemma Evans, 23.
Gemma only served half of her six-month sentence for causing death by reckless drivingAthena Picture Agency
Her daughter Nina, 40, said: “Three months for killing someone isn’t a deterrent. How is that any justice for our family?
“Nothing about that pathetic sentence will frighten another young driver and make them think twice about being on their mobile phone.”
Evans, of Brecon, Powys, was jailed in October but has been released after serving half that sentence behind bars.
Mum-of-two Nina said: “I’m not a horrible person. I can see it from Gemma’s side.
“She will have trouble now getting insurances and her job prospects and her future has changed but now that she’s out of prison her life can largely go back to normal.
“But my family and our lives are changed forever. We miss mum terribly every day.
“Every time I get in my car I imagine what mum’s last moments must have been like – how she felt when she saw that Mini drift into her lane at speed.
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“It sickens me and if other people could feel that same fear and horror I feel they’d never pick up a mobile phone while in charge of a moving vehicle.”
Auxiliary nurse Diana was a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who had never had an accident in her 40 years of driving.
Evans, of Brecon, Powys, was jailed for six months for causing death by careless driving when her Mini swerved, smashing into the Rover of Diana.
Diana Price lost her life after Evans’ black Mini suddenly swerved across the road smashing into her green RoverWales News Service
Diana’s daughter Nina has slammed the driver’s ‘pathetic sentence’Wales News Service
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