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Woman pleads no contest in vehicular homicide case

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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - A 75-year-old Tennessee woman pleaded no contest to an amended charge in the 2013 death of a 92-year-old woman on Highway 109 in Vinton, La.

Millie Adams Powell, of Michie, Tenn., entered her plea Monday to a charge of negligent homicide, amended from vehicular homicide, in the death of Port Arthur, Texas-woman Rubye Jones.

State District Judge Robert Wyatt sentenced Powell to three years probation and deferred imposition of jail sentence pending Jones' successful completion of probation.

Wyatt said he did not believe jail time was appropriate in the case.

Police say Powell's car rear-ended a vehicle that was stopped to turn left on March 1, 2013.

Jones was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries, but died on March 3.

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