A 19-year-old woman who killed a pregnant Manhattan Beach woman and her fetus while driving under the influence of LSD was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in state prison.
Heather Tolles, who will serve her time in a California Youth Authority facility, sobbed quietly during an emotional hearing in Torrance Superior Court.
Tolles, a secretary from South Pasadena, has been in custody since May 5, when she drove her speeding sports car into a Manhattan Beach intersection and collided with a car driven by Laura Obele, 26, who was nine months pregnant. The accident also seriously injured a bystander, Elena Duarte of Palo Alto.
"As I stood before my daughter after she was dead and I saw she was so mutilated there was nothing left to look at . . . I wondered if you had seen her, if you had been made to look at what you had done," Obele's mother, Beverly Chapman, said before sentencing.