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Maine supreme court upholds manslaughter conviction of woman in double-fatal crash

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PARIS, Maine — The Maine supreme court has upheld the manslaughter conviction of a driver in a crash that killed two of her passengers.

Prosecutors say Kristina Lowe, who was 19 at the time of the January 2012 crash, had been drinking and was reading a text message when she crashed. She was acquitted of drunken driving charges and her lawyers denied she was on the phone.

Nineteen-year-old Logan Dam and 16-year-old Rebecca Mason died in the crash.

In her appeal, Lowe argued, among other things, the judge shouldn't have required her father to testify about what she said in the emergency room. The supreme court said the judge made no error and there was sufficient evidence to convict.

Lowe was sentenced to eight years in prison with all but 18 months suspended.

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