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Fatal crash sentencing in Lowndes Co. gets emotional

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Members of Sheila Lamb's family wipe away tears during the sentencing Members of Sheila Lamb's family wipe away tears during the sentencing
Jessi Noah's mother holds her head in her hands as she listens to the judge sentence her son Jessi Noah's mother holds her head in her hands as she listens to the judge sentence her son
Jessi Noah Jessi Noah
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LOWNDES COUNTY, GA (WALB) - "I'm sorry, from the bottom of my heart," said Jessi Noah, fighting back tears, as he prepared to receive his sentence Thursday afternoon, for the death of 47-year old Shiela Lamb, who was killed nearly three years ago in a traffic accident on Bemiss Road.

29-year old Jessi Noah addressed the family of Shiela Lamb just before learning his sentence after he plead guilty to vehicular homicide, and reckless driving. The Vehicular Homicide DUI - less safe indictment was dismissed.

Lamb's family was present at the sentencing, but afterwards they declined to speak on camera. Cynthia Hagain, the Mothers Against Drunk Driving representative who had been working with the family since the crash, spoke on behalf of the family.

"It's just so heartbreaking because I've heard so many stories about Sheila, I've never met her and I don't know her," Hagain said. "When I first met [Sheila's husband] Johnny and his youngest daughter, continued Hagain, as she began to get choked up, "it's just heartbreaking because this is a crime that is extremely preventable."

Jessi Noah's family also declined to speak on camera.

Jessi's mother put her head in her hands and broke down in tears as the judge stated that her son, Jessi, would have to spend up to the next five years behind bars.

"I thought the sentence was exceedingly fair. He gave him basically the maximum," said Hagain.

While Lamb's family is satisfied with the sentence, they know it will never bring back this wife and mother.


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