An Albuquerque woman who pleaded no contest to a vehicular homicide charge has been sentenced to four years in prison

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman who pleaded no contest to a vehicular homicide charge has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Cynthia Silva faced up to a six-year prison term under her plea agreement.

She must serve five years of supervised release after completing her prison sentence.

Silva was convicted in the April 2016 death of 53-year-old Shirley Van Why.

Prosecutors say the 38-year-old Silva had methamphetamine in her system when her blood was drawn several hours after the crash.

In a statement to the court at her sentencing Monday, Silva apologized to the Van Why family and asked for their forgiveness.

Silva says she’s now sober, working and going to school.