From Chelsea Phua:
A 52-year-old Folsom woman was sentenced on Tuesday to three years in prison for killing a 15-year-old Granite Bay girl in a 2007 hit-and-run.
A Placer County jury found Anna Elvira Berset (left photo) guilty on Jan. 27 on the charges of hit-and-run driving causing death, and vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence when she hit Courtney Parker, a Granite Bay High School student and former cheerleader on June 13, 2007.
Berset was sentenced to one year in county jail for the vehicular manslaughter charge, which will be served concurrently with her prison term.
Tishika Parker, Courtney's older sister, said, "We are just happy that the judge considered our side."
Parker was with a group of girls who had left a Taco Bell on the night of the accident. She had turned around to get a cell phone she'd forgotten when she was struck by a vehicle as she walked on the side of Auburn-Folsom Road near Douglas Boulevard in Granite Bay.
One of her friends found her on the side of the road.
A California Highway Patrol officer had testified during the preliminary hearing that Berset called June 14 to report she had hit something on Auburn-Folsom Road the previous night, but that it might have been a trash can or deer or perhaps a rock had been thrown at her. Officers who went to her home found damage to the hood, headlight and windshield of her 2002 Toyota RAV4.
Berset's son, Joshua Sanguinetti, spent four years in prison for a fatal hit-and-run in 1999 on Auburn-Folsom Road.