Over two years after after the drunk driving incident that killed her daughter and another teenage girl, Marci Kitchen was sentenced to eight years in state prison by Judge Kaleb Cockrum Tuesday afternoon. 

Kitchen’s sentence was delivered after an emotional and tearful day in the courtroom that saw numerous family members and supporters of both Kiya Kitchen and Faith Tsarnas read powerful prepared impact statements.

Kitchen’s defense team had requested probation for their client, who had no previous record, but Judge Cockrum said it was Kitchen’s actions after the collision that ultimately swayed his decision to send her to prison. 

The Outpost will have more coverage, including statements made in court today, later this afternoon. Scroll down for our previous coverage of the case. 


Photo taken at the scene the day after the hit-and-run