A Louisville woman will soon be formally sentenced for the killing of three people and an unborn child while driving drunk.Taylor Barefoot pleaded guilty last month to charges of causing death while driving drunk and involuntary manslaughter.In March 2020, she hit a car head-on while going the wrong way on I-265 in Floyd County, Indiana. Taylor Cole, 21, and her 4-year-old son were killed in the crash, along with 22-year-old Leah Onstott-Dunn.Onstott-Dunn’s 2-year-old son was also in the car but survived.Barefoot’s sentencing hearing started out April 8 and 9 at Floyd County Circuit Court but was continued by Judge J. Terrence Cody until April 19.Judge Cody will hear more evidence statements and closing arguments before imposing a sentence on Barefoot. Even then, he could not promise the sentence would be handed down on that day.Thursday and Friday’s hearings consisted of testimonies from witnesses called to the stand by the defense and prosecution teams. Barefoot’s husband, father, and those who counseled her alcohol addiction testified on Barefoot’s character on Friday. They talked about how she was a good mother, hard-working employee, and how she holds guilt, shame, and remorse for her actions on March 7.Barefoot’s husband even issued an apology to the Cole and Onstott families for the deadly crash, but they told WLKY it’s too soon for them to accept.”Right now we’re angry and we’re hurt and we’re not able to accept their apology and we’re not able to forgive,” said Carla McDonough, Taylor Cole’s mother. “She’ll still have her child, she’ll still have her husband even if she’s behind bars, she’ll still get to see them. We won’t.”Under the plea agreement, the judge will decide Barefoot’s prison sentence, which has a maximum jail sentence of 28 years.

A Louisville woman will soon be formally sentenced for the killing of three people and an unborn child while driving drunk.

Taylor Barefoot pleaded guilty last month to charges of causing death while driving drunk and involuntary manslaughter.

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In March 2020, she hit a car head-on while going the wrong way on I-265 in Floyd County, Indiana. Taylor Cole, 21, and her 4-year-old son were killed in the crash, along with 22-year-old Leah Onstott-Dunn.

Onstott-Dunn’s 2-year-old son was also in the car but survived.

Barefoot’s sentencing hearing started out April 8 and 9 at Floyd County Circuit Court but was continued by Judge J. Terrence Cody until April 19.

Judge Cody will hear more evidence statements and closing arguments before imposing a sentence on Barefoot. Even then, he could not promise the sentence would be handed down on that day.

Thursday and Friday’s hearings consisted of testimonies from witnesses called to the stand by the defense and prosecution teams. Barefoot’s husband, father, and those who counseled her alcohol addiction testified on Barefoot’s character on Friday. They talked about how she was a good mother, hard-working employee, and how she holds guilt, shame, and remorse for her actions on March 7.

Barefoot’s husband even issued an apology to the Cole and Onstott families for the deadly crash, but they told WLKY it’s too soon for them to accept.

“Right now we’re angry and we’re hurt and we’re not able to accept their apology and we’re not able to forgive,” said Carla McDonough, Taylor Cole’s mother. “She’ll still have her child, she’ll still have her husband even if she’s behind bars, she’ll still get to see them. We won’t.”

Under the plea agreement, the judge will decide Barefoot’s prison sentence, which has a maximum jail sentence of 28 years.

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