Woman gets 5 to 10 years in crash that killed officer

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SHENANGO TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A woman charged in a police chase that killed a Lawrence County officer has accepted a plea deal that will put her in prison for five to 10 years.

New Castle Police said Kylee Barletto was driving erratically with a suspended license when she crashed into Jerry McCarthy’s police cruiser last year.

Prosecutors argued that if Barletto would have pulled over, she would have been given a traffic ticket. But instead, McCarthy was killed.

Members of McCarthy’s family and officers from across the county were in court on Wednesday showing support.

“I think my dad would have forgiven her.  He would have had a talk with her, but he would have forgiven, her” said Chris McCarthy, the officer’s daughter.

Channel 11 spoke with Jerry McCarthy’s daughter and son about how they’ve come to terms with forgiving Barletto.

“It’s what he would have done.  It’s what I know he would have wanted us to do,” said Ben McCarthy, the officer’s son.

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