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Port Arthur woman sentenced for road-rage death: I'm very sorry for everything


A Port Arthur woman was sentenced Monday to two concurrent five-year sentences after she pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault.  Her plea deal was made in connection with charges stemming from an accident last year that left one person dead.

Zola Wilson was arrested January 2012 after witnesses said she pulled in front of a truck on Highway 69 and slammed on her brakes.  The resulting crash killed 34-year-old Gary Naquin and injured one other driver.

Prosecutors said she was angry about a rock that flew from the truck and dinged her windshield.

Wilson entered the plea Monday morning before Criminal District Court Judge John Stevens.

"I'm very sorry for everything that's happened," said Wilson during court proceedings.

Wilson could have receive up to 20 years in prison if the case had gone to trial.

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