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"Every day I try to put on a smile," says sister Rebecca Leonard. "I try to seek okay, but I'm not. I feel lost."
The family of the woman Benson killed is in court, explaining how this accident changed everything.
"Ms. Benson, my daughter will never come back," says mother Marty Leonard. "I'll never hear her laugh."
Steffanie Leonard's laugh was cut short in the early morning hours of February 22. Investigators say Benson was so drunk she didn't even realize she was driving. As part of her sentence, Benson will have to spend time speaking to high school and college students.
"As much as it can be done," says sister Jennifer Leonard. "Justice has been served."
It's something this family says is important. They feel Steffanie's memory will live on if Benson helps others understand what can happen if you get behind the wheel drunk. Rebecca Benson has not spoken to Leonard's family, but she did write them a letter recently, saying she was sorry about the accident.
Monday, November 19 2012, 08:24 PM CST
Man charged with faking marriage to visit inmate
May 22, 2013 13:32 GMT
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Washington County authorities say a man faked a marriage certificate so he could visit a woman held in the Johnson City Detention Facility.
The Johnson City Press (http://bit.ly/14QBr9L ) reports investigators discovered the ruse after the May 14 visit by 32-year-old Robert S. Hicks of Elizabethton. Hicks was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal simulation. He was jailed at the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 bond, pending a court appearance Wednesday.
Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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IN THE NEWS: TEENS MOVING TO TWITTER TO DODGE PARENTS, OTHER BORES
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From bikinis to Hawaiian shirts -- it's time to gear up for the beach.