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Woman sentenced to 18 years behind bars following deadly 2015 accident in Midland Co.

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
MIDLAND COUNTY, TX (KWES) -

One woman will spend the next 18 years behind bars following an accident in Midland County back in 2015.

Ruth Jasso was charged with intoxication manslaughter and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

We're told that Jasso pleaded guilty to the charges and wanted a jury to assess punishment.

The jury gave a sentence of 18 years behind bars for each charge, which would be 54 years behind bars.

However, Jasso will be serving the sentences concurrently so she will be behind bars for 18 years.

According to an indictment, Jasso, as a result of intoxication, caused the death of Laura Bonilla when she ran a stop sign and collided with the passenger side of the vehicle.

The Midland County District Attorney's Office said that two counts of aggravated assault were due to the fact that Jasso's two children, who were under the age of 10, were inside her vehicle at the time of the crash. We're told Jasso was also approximately 6 months pregnant at the time of the crash. 

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