Woman on the run for 10 years sentenced

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – She was on the run for 10 years after a deadly crash until the Albuquerque Police Department finally caught up with her.

The woman- who drunkenly led police on a chase that ended in a crash, killing her 2-year-old son- found out how long she’ll be spending in prison.

In court Friday afternoon, the judge sentenced the mom to ten years in prison.

Back in 2005 Crucita Perez led police on a chase while driving drunk in Nob Hill.

That chase ended when she crashed into four cars, one of them a police car, then rolled her SUV, killing her 2-year-old son.

She agreed to a plea deal that year but skipped court and was never heard from again.

Then, earlier this year, detectives got a tip she was living under a fake name in town and arrested her.

Friday afternoon, she was finally sentenced.

The prosecutor read emotional testimony from the victims of the crash; it was testimony that would have been read back in 2005.

One of Perez’s children then spoke for his mom. Perez also gave a tearful apology.

The prosecutor said typically in plea deals, a clause is written that if the criminal gets in trouble before sentencing, the deal is thrown out.

But that was never written into this deal back in 2005 so the judge had to honor it.

It’s unknown if Perez had been living in Albuquerque the whole time she was in hiding.

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