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Boyett remains in jail, new mugshot released amid three counts of manslaughter, one count of aggravated assault with deadly weapon

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A woman accused of causing an accident that killed a pregnant woman and her sister has turned herself in at the Hardin County Sheriff's Office.

Crystal Boyett was indicted on three counts of manslaughter and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The accident happened in February.  Connely Rene Burns, 20, of Lumberton, who was pregnant, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Burns sister, Courtney Ray Sterling, 15, of Lumberton, died later from her injuries.

Dawn Sterling, 46, of Lumberton, the mother of Burns and Sterling, was injured in the accident.

Boyett's bonds total $2 million, including $500,000 each for manslaughter, and $500,000 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon of Sterling.

If convicted, Boyett faces from probation to 20 years in prison on each charge.

"Over all, no matter what happens, God is in control! I'm not really all the way happy with only a 20-year max sentence. But, 20 years is better than none! All I really have to say about it is no matter how you look at the situation, the lady made a mistake and took the lives of my wife, my son, and my sister-in-law. She left a mother and a father without their kids with no hope for grandkids. The pain I have to wake up with every day, every time I pass the crash site, every time I see places Connely and I had times at, rips my heart apart. But, it helps me deal with the pain. I just don't see how being sober and killing three people and severely injuring another only has a 20-year sentence. To me, it's worse that she was sober and knew what she was doing. But, that's life. We all make mistakes. I hope the lady has to wake up and feel a tenth of the pain I have. I hope that she finds God in her life and I hope that she thinks about what she did the rest of her life. We are all just people down here. We all make mistakes and some peoples mistakes don't carry as big as consequences as others," said Timothy Burns, Connely's husband.




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