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PHOENIX (AP) — The family of a Chinese college student came to Arizona to tearfully plead for harsh punishment against the woman who shot the 19-year-old to death after a minor car crash, but a judge honored a plea agreement Friday to send her to prison for 25 years.
Holly Davis, 34, was initially charged with first-degree murder for killing Yue Jiang after hitting her car in suburban Phoenix in 2016 but pleaded guilty to second-degree murder under a deal with prosecutors. Jiang’s family traveled from China this week to protest the plea agreement, saying it demeaned the young woman’s life.
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Her cousin, Katherine Xu, wept in the courtroom, repeatedly calling Davis a monster. She said Jiang was a hard worker who made her family proud when she got scholarships to study at Arizona State University.
“All I want to say is no matter how much you dress yourself up like a human, the inhumane acts you did with Yue’s life will not disappear,” Xu said.
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Davis also cried and sought forgiveness from Jiang’s family.
“No words can express how sorry...
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