The driver who hit two women with her car, killing one of them, was sentenced on Tuesday.
On Monday, jurors convicted Leah Walton of involuntary manslaughter, assault with a deadly weapon and other charges in the 2010 crash.
Walton's attorney, George Laughrun, said his client will spend about three years in prison and receive a six-year probation term.
She was also sentenced to pay about $18,000 to the surviving victim, Lisa McIe, for some of her medical expenses.
The news was bittersweet for some.
“You can’t give her enough time,” said victim Lisa McIe.
“In an ideal world, I’d like to have my sister back,” said Joyce Robinson, Susan Karabulut's sister.
In August 2010, two nurses were taking their break outside White Oak Manor.
Walton was driving down Craig Avenue and said she saw them, then reached down for a cigarette. Her car swerved onto the sidewalk and she hit both of them.
McIe was severely injured, and Susan Karabulut was killed.
Karabulut’s mother said she doesn't believe Walton is truly sorry since the first time she apologized was in front of the jury.
“She still hasn't showed any remorse,” Isabel Fabrizio said. “She could care less of what she's done to my daughter. She's destroyed families.”
Walton's mother told the courtroom on Tuesday that her daughter is often misunderstood.
“Leah actually feels your pain. Through all of this, Leah's intellectually searching to understand the what and the why,” Patty Walton said.
Afterward, Walton's mother said she didn't want to go on camera out of respect for the victims' families. She said she hopes people learn a lesson from this about distracted driving and said now, "is a time to heal."
And that is what McIe is trying to do. She has two major surgeries ahead of her.
As for Karabulut's family, they're trying to move forward for the sake of her 13-year-old daughter, Isabel, while keeping Susan in their thoughts each day.
“She was just a great spirit, person,” Robinson said. “An angel that walked this earth.”