Woman to serve time for killing GSU professor

David Starnes
David Starnes

By Jamie Ertle-Durden - email

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A Florida woman was sentenced to 15 years for felony vehicular homicide on Thursday. Chatham County Superior Court Judge Louisa Abbot ruled after Rhonda Bonetto pleaded guilty after she drove down the wrong way on Interstate 16 and slammed into David Starnes' car in May 2007. His car then hit another; he died at the scene. Bonetto was hospitalized.

David was a professor at Georgia Southern University.

Judge Abbot agreed to rule with First Offender Act Treatment that was requested by Bonetto's lawyer. She is to serve three years in jail, seven years on probation, and the rest of the sentence on suspension.

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