A teacher who killed a six-year-old boy in a hit and run will spend 10 years in prison.
Lowe ran a red light at an intersection in Grand Prairie in January 2013, killing John Raidy as he and his mother crossed the street.
Lowe got 10 years for failing to render aid, which she pleaded guilty to before the trial, and 8 years for manslaughter, which a jury convicted her for on Thursday. The sentences will be served concurrently.
Raidy's mother unloaded on Lowe during victim's impact statements after the verdict was reached.
The mom said it wasn't just one life Lowe took – she took the lives of the entire family. She added that Lowe acted like a roach that ran when the lights came on when she fled the scene.
Lowe turned herself into police five days after the hit and run.
Raidy's father was just as blistering, at one point breaking down during his statements, saying he didn't feel Lowe was sorry and only felt sorry she got caught.
“You're empty,” the dad said.
During the trial, prosecutors said Lowe ran a light that was red for 13 seconds and she had a clear line of sight and chose to run it.
“She carries him almost a football field, a football field, before she decides to slam her brakes so she can roll him off the hood,” said Justin McCants, prosecutor.
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