Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, guilty in fatal hit and run, faces up to 3 years in prison

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Emily E. Smith
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros sank to her chair after the verdict was read.

A Washington County jury unanimously found her guilty Wednesday on two counts of felony hit and run....

The prosecution agreed with the defense that Garcia-Cisneros did not mean to hit the girls. It was an accident. But Garcia-Cisneros’ failure to come forward and identify herself to police was not....

Police linked her to the crash through a tip from her neighbor, who spotted her sobbing and examining an SUV outside her house that night....

Garcia-Cisneros’ sentencing hearing was scheduled for Jan. 31. The judge could impose a minimum sentence of probation. McKey said Garcia-Cisneros faces a maximum of three years in prison, under state sentencing guidelines. The judge could choose to give her probation only.