Antonette Thevenin, a Grass Valley, California woman, was killed in an ATV accident while the driver was under the influence of alcohol, according to CBS.
Now, driver Carlee D'Arata faces manslaughter charges. D'Arata was a close family friend of the victim.
"Unfortunately, I don't have any remorse for her right now," said Trish Strom, Antonette's mother. "Her going to prison is not going to bring my daughter back. But she gets to see her children when she comes out too ... The fact that her and her husband have never come forward to say they're sorry, not a card, not anything."
"They just left her there," Strom added.
"I know one thing, she gets to tuck her kids in at night for the last four months while my granddaughter cries herself to sleep for her mom," Strom concluded.
Those close to the women involved in the accident say D'Arata has had a drinking problem for a while: "I spent a lot of countless days, hours, years talking with Carlee about recovery," said Gina Marie Brown, the victim's sister.
"She's my baby," Brown added. "This is like losing a child for me ... They should have filed the second-degree murder charge."
D'Arata could face up to 10 years in prison. She is set to appear in court in September.
[Photo: Nevada County Sheriff's Office]
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