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Sentence: 6 years in prison for triple-fatal drunk driving crash

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MANITOWOC, Wis (WSAU)   A Manitowoc woman will spend six years in prison for killing three people with her van while driving drunk. 44-year-old Becky Holly must also spend 15 years under extended supervision once she leaves prison. Holly struck a plea deal in September, in which she pleaded no contest to three charges of negligent homicide – and seven other charges were dropped.

She agreed at the time to spend 20 years behind bars, and that’s what prosecutors asked a judge for yesterday. But her lawyer says it’s not necessary. He said Holly no longer drinks nor drives, and she needs rehabilitation. Holly struck-and-killed Lawrence Gerroll, his wife Lou Ann, and their daughter Joan near Two Rivers in October of last year, while they were on a lawn watching a neighbor’s roofing project. Holly’s van drove off a road, and into a yard where the Gerrolls were standing. Holly was also injured, and she entered her sentencing with a walker.

Holly cried as she apologized to the victims’ families and friends.