Medical condition keeps woman out of jail

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MONTICELLO -- A woman responsible for the deaths of two people in Monticello will not spend any time in jail because of her medical condition.

Teresa Perkins was sentenced to 36 months probation Tuesday after pleading no contest to two counts of negligent homicide in connection with the deaths of Alice Rogers and Nereece Johnson last August.

Prosecutors said Perkins was under the influence of Valium and may have been a diabetic stupor when she ran the car the two women were in off the road.

Medical condition keeps woman out of jail

They also said they approved the judge's sentence in the case, noting that the county jail could not care for Perkins and that taxpayers would end up paying for her dozens of prescription medications.

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