Posted: Oct 22, 2013 4:34 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Oct 22, 2013 6:14 PM
BATON ROUGE - A judge suspended most of the sentence today for the woman convicted of killing five people in a deadly game of cat and mouse on I-10 back in 2011.
Judge Trudy White sentenced Kelsye Hall to just two years at hard labor for five counts of negligent homicide.
Hall faced 19 years in jail, but White suspended 15 of those years and ordered the final two sentences to run at the same time.
Neither the prosecution or the defense particularly agreed with the judge's sentence.
"Obviously [Judge White] spent some time with this case, and she was invested in it," Assistant District Attorney Ron Gathe said. "She did what she felt was appropriate, and we'll have to live with what she decided."
Hall's attorney, Alfred C. Williams, wanted home incarceration.
"Two was too much. This young lady was not guilty of this," Williams said.
State Police said Hall and David Leger were speeding on I-10 and weaving in and out of traffic when Leger crossed the median and hit another car head-on, killing five people. Investigators said Hall clipped his bumper and sent him speeding into the oncoming traffic.
Leger is expected to stand trial early next year.