Florence woman gets 40 years for fatal shootout crash

(Source: WPDE)

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) - A 30-year-old Florence woman who admitted shooting at her former boyfriend during a car chase that ended in a fatal wreck has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Georgia Woodberry stopped her trial Tuesday and pleaded guilty to murder, two counts of attempted murder, stalking and other charges.

Authorities say the car Woodberry was shooting at in April 2012 ran a red light at 80 mph and crashed into a car driven by 36-year-old Lori Pruett. The nurse was heading to work and died a short time later.

Woodberry says the abuse from her ex-boyfriend drove her crazy and she asked for leniency.

Pruett's husband asked for the maximum life sentence, saying his wife was the best thing that ever happened to him.

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