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Woman Convicted In Crash That Killed Off-Duty SPD Officer Sentenced To Community Service, Fines

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A judge in Bonner County sentenced Brianna Knapp to community service and fines on Tuesday for leaving the scene of a fatal accident that killed off-duty Spokane Police Officer Kurt Henson A judge in Bonner County sentenced Brianna Knapp to community service and fines on Tuesday for leaving the scene of a fatal accident that killed off-duty Spokane Police Officer Kurt Henson
SANDPOINT, Idaho -

The woman convicted of a deadly car crash in Bonner County two years ago was sentenced on Tuesday. According to investigators, Brianna Knapp crashed into a motorcycle driven by an off-duty Spokane Police Officer, then left the scene.

The officer died, and late last year, Knapp was found guilty by a jury.

On Tuesday the judge ruled that Knapp, who faced 5 years in prison for Leaving the Scene of a Deadly Accident, will not serve another day in jail.

The judge sentenced Knapp to 200 hours of community service, two years pprobation continued mental health counseling and she must work on getting her GED. The judge did not order any jail time. 

Judge Buchanon called the case a tragedy, but pointed out that Knapp did not intend to run over off-duty Spokane Police Officer Kurt Henson. Buchanon said she believes the 28-year-old has received unfair criticism, and had punished herself enough. 

The prosecutor recommended a 5-year-prison sentence. 



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