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NEWTON, N.C. (AP) — A Caldwell County woman has been convicted of second-degree murder and aggravated serious injury by motor vehicle in a fatal wreck last year.

Thirty-seven-year-old April Cheri Childers of Granite Falls was convicted in Catawba County on Tuesday and sentenced to at least 14 years in prison. The maximum sentence is 18 years.

Prosecutors say 32-year-old Ashley Britt was killed in a wreck in April 2012 in Hickory.

Prosecutors say Childers was driving under the influence of controlled substances and crossed the center line, striking Britt’s vehicle.

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