Osipuk sentenced for 2008 vehicular homicide

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Angela Osipuk was sentenced on Wednesday to twelve years in prison for a horrific crash she caused at the foot of the I-210 bridge back in December 2008.

The accident took the life of five-year-old Garrett Vice.

Osipuk was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time, which ultimately lead to the crash.

In court on Wednesday, Garrett's father Chris and his wife Buffy were given a chance to speak. In a tear filled speech, Chris Vice told the court he was the person who had to ultimately order doctors pull the plug on his brain dead son. He said it was the hardest thing he has ever had to do.

The maximum prison term for vehicular homicide is thirty years. Judge Carter only gave Osipuk ten years. She was also sentenced to five years in prison for first degree vehicular negligent injury. All but two years of that sentence will run concurrent with the ten years she received for vehicular homicide, leaving her total sentence at twelve years.

With good behavior, Osipuk would be eligible for parole in six years.

Copyright 2010 KPLC. All rights reserved.