FAIRFIELD — A woman who killed two men in a January 2012 crash on westbound Interstate 80 near Air Base Parkway faces up to 12 years in prison after being found guilty Friday of two counts of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
Michele Henry was speeding at more than 100 mph in the slow lane of the freeway when she rear-ended a Ford Explorer. Two men, Vicente Santos, 25, and Anthony Andrade, 33, both died in the crash. Henry was not hurt.
Henry testified during the trial that she was speeding from the time she got on the freeway in Sacramento on her way to her job as a store clerk in Pleasant Hill.
Blood tests on Henry done after the crash revealed she had recently taken Vicodin and smoked marijuana.
Jurors were unconvinced of the argument made by Henry’s attorney that what she had done was not a crime because she was a medical marijuana user and had a prescription for the Vicodin.
Judge Donna Stashyn ordered Henry be locked up without bail until she is sentenced Oct. 1.
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