LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas woman who admitted to drunk driving and killing a man in April was given the maximum sentence Monday.
Twenty-nine-year-old Miranda Dalton was sentenced from eight to 20 years in prison for a DUI crash that killed 28-year-old Paul Maidman. She will be eligible for parole after serving at least eight years.
There were a lot of tears from both sides in the courtroom. For the last few months Maidman's family has been working to make sure Dalton received the maximum penalty. They say the sentencing will now allow them to move forward.
A picture of a smiling Maidman was a symbol of encouragement in the courtroom for family members who gave their victim impact statements before a judge. It was also a reminded to the person who killed their loved one. With handcuffs on, Miranda Dalton sat in tears, realizing the damage she caused.