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Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 9:19am

Jaywalking Mom Happy With Sentence

Updated: 3 years ago.
A Georgia mother given probation in her son's jaywalking death says she's satisfied with the outcome of her sentencing hearing.

A Georgia mother given probation in her son's jaywalking death says she's satisfied with the outcome of her sentencing hearing.

Raquel Nelson was given the sentence at a hearing Tuesday, but the judge also offered her the rare chance to clear her name at a new trial. Her current sentence also includes 40 hours of community service.

After the hearing, Nelson said: "I'm walking out of here. I don't feel like I can be more satisfied."

Nelson also thanked her supporters.

Her attorney David Savoy said they plan to take the judge up on the offer of a new trial.

The woman and her children were crossing a street in Marietta in April when the death occurred.

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