GEORGIA — Raquel Nelson, the Georgia mother who was convicted with a misdemeanor after her son was struck and killed by a truck, will not serve jail time, according to CNN.
Nelson, 30, pleaded for sympathy after she broke a state law when jaywalking with her three children. Her story attracted national attention from media agencies, the NAACP and transportation advocates, who all said the charges were unfairly pursued.
Dozens of the suburban Atlanta woman’s supporters crowded the courtroom Tuesday and applauded as Judge Kathryn Tanksley sentenced her to 12 months of probation and 40 hours of community service.
She also said Nelson could seek a new trial.