6 October, 2017
Ex-Las Vegas stripper possible release after death of 6 teens
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CARSON CITY -- A Las Vegas woman currently serving 18 to 48 years in prison for killing six teenagers in a car crash back in 2000 could be released following a new ruling issued by the Nevada Supreme Court on Thurdsay.
Back in February 2001 Jessica Williams was found guilty on six counts of felony driving with a prohibited substance in her blood. The Ex-Las Vegas stripper has been in prison since 2000 for killing the teenagers, who were working on a road cleanup crew in the median of Interstate 15.
In an appeal brought by her current attorney John Glenn Watkins, a three-justice panel of the court ruled that "good time" credits earned in prison apply to minimum sentences, not just the maximum.
The current decision interpreting the intent of the Nevada Legislature means the credits can apply before a prisoner serves the minimum term needed to be parole eligible.
The decision reversed a lower court finding that prisoners need to serve the minimum time sentenced before becoming eligible for parole. It will also apply to the many other prisoners who are similarly situated, Watkins said.
Williams is currently serving time on the fifth of the six sentences, having been paroled from the first four. She is serving as a trustee at the Casa Grande Transitional Housing facility in Las Vegas.
Williams acknowledged smoking marijuana two hours prior to the incident, but said she was not impaired and had fallen asleep behind the wheel of her Ford van.