Appeal denied for woman convicted in death of pregnant woman and her sister

A woman convicted of manslaughter in a collision that killed a pregnant Lumberton woman and her sister has had her appeal denied by the Ninth Court of Appeals.

According to file stories, Crystal Boyette, 43, was driving well over 100 mph on Feb. 3, 2014 when her car struck an SUV killing Connely Burns, 20, and her sister Courtney Sterling, 15.  Boyette was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Lawyers for Boyett filed an appeal, citing her attorney’s refusal to allow her to testify and decisions made by the judge. Her appeal was rejected.

CLICK HERE to see the court's opinion.

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