ATLANTA -- A Cobb County jury partially blamed a jaywalking mother for the death of her 4-year-old child. On Tuesday, Raquel Nelson was given the option of 12 months probation plus 40 hours of community service or a new trial.
It's a tragic story that made headlines nationwide, especially after word got out that the man behind the wheel, Jerry Guy, wasn't behind bars very long.
In fact, he still has his drivers license, despite a history of driving problems.
One of the reasons why Nelson faced such a harsh sentence, is because investigators say she endangered her three children by jaywalking.
The jury believed she needed to use the crosswalk a long way away.