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Florida’s “Pot Head” Princess Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison For Fatal Crash

May 6, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Florida’s “Pot Head” Princess Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison For Fatal Crash

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A judge sentenced the self described “Pothead Princess” of Florida to a prison term of 24 years for the November 2013 fatal drunken accident that abruptly ended the lives of two young friends.

Minutes before the fatal accident, Kayla Mendoza, tweeted “2 Drunk 2 Care.” However, on Monday Mendoza seemed to care plenty during her court proceeding. She begged the victims’ family for forgiveness during a sorrow-filled statement.

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“No matter how much time passes they will never leave my heart, I think about them every day, and I regret my choices every day,” Mendoza, 22, said in court.

Mendoza chugged two jumbo margaritas prior to speeding off in her boyfriend’s car before crashing head-on into the vehicle driven by 21-year-old Kaitlyn Ferrante and her best friend Marisa Catronio, killing them both.

Mendoza head on collison tragically ended the lives of Kaitlyn Ferrante (L) and her best friend Marisa Catronio, (R) both 21.

Mendoza head on collison tragically ended the lives of Kaitlyn Ferrante (L) and her best friend Marisa Catronio, (R) both 21.

The families were outraged to learn of Mendoza’s drunken tweet just before the fatal accident. On Monday, the families pleaded with the court that she be given the maximum sentence of 30-years in prison and excoriated Mendoza in court.

“How do you forgive someone who’s ruined your life and your family’s life forever?” brother Justin Catronio, before giving her a cold stare-down, NBC Miami reported. Ferrante’s mother lamented the lost dreams and the opportunities her daughter will never have.

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“Kayla, you changed all that, You have taken away all of those dreams and forced me to make the choice to pull her off of life support. That is something a mother should never have to do.”

She will serve an additional six years probation after her release and will never be allowed to drive again.

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