Last October a drunk driver struck and killed John Henrik Fauerby, 64, and Lynne Frances Rosenbusch, 58 as they rode their tandem bike near Chesapeake Beach, VA. On Friday the driver pleaded guilty to two counts of automobile manslaughter.
The charges hold a maximum sentence of 10 years each. According to her plea deal, Lyon’s sentencing guidelines call for an active sentence of three months to eight years, but a pre-sentence investigation was ordered.
Catherine Frances Lyon, 62, was indicted on a variety of charges, including four counts of negligent homicide by motor vehicle while under the influence, two counts of automobile manslaughter, homicide by automobile while impaired by alcohol and driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and a single count of driving a vehicle while impaired by alcohol, according to court records.
If she only gets sentenced to 8 years, she'll get off much easier than Jenny Mate did.