Woman sentenced in DUI crash that killed ASU student

Woman sentenced in DUI crash that killed ASU student
June Naisina Malaefou (Source: Montgomery County Detention Facility)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A woman was sentenced Monday in a DUI crash near Alabama State University that killed a student in 2016.

June Naisina Malaefou, who was 21 at the time of the crash, was charged with murder initially but pleaded guilty to manslaughter, according to Deputy District Attorney Sean McTear.

Malaefou was sentenced to 10 years in prison but will serve three years. She will then have five years of probation. Malaefou's sentence is a split-sentence, meaning she will not be eligible for parole but will immediately be placed on probation upon her release in three years, McTear said.

Malaefou was driving a 2005 Ford Mustang when the crash happened near the 800 block of Jackson Street. ASU student Demetrius Sherod Bell, who was a passenger in the Mustang, was killed.

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