ORLANDO, Fla. - Carole Pantoja said an accident she witnessed nearly a year and a half ago is still fresh in her mind.
"The sound and the sparks, when it was happening, it felt like time (had) slowed down,"
Reports show Ospina's blood alcohol was well over the legal limit at .185 and she was traveling 42 miles faster than the motorcycle when she slammed into it.
"We go to look for the person and he's in the median clear across the road," said Pantoja.
"If that was actually someone who was my family, my brother, it would be heartbreaking. The sentencing that she got wouldn't have been enough for me," Pantoja said.
Eyewitness News asked Legal Analyst Bill Sheaffer why the judge seemingly went easy on Ospina.
Several factors contribute to a judge's decision to veer from giving a minimum sentence in what's called a
Sheaffer said it can be because there is an evidentiary problem or a plea deal.