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Jayana Webb sentencing subject of Philadelphia DA, state police press conference

DA's office, widows of 2 Pa. State Troopers speak out against drunk driving
DA's office, widows of 2 Pa. State Troopers speak out against drunk driving 02:23

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner was joined Tuesday by Pennsylvania State Police to discuss the sentencing of Jayana Webb in the 2022 Interstate 95 killings of Troopers Martin Mack and Branden Sisca and pedestrian Reyes Rivera Oliveras.

The widows of the state troopers, Brittany Sisca and Stephanie Mack, also used the press conference as a chance to address those who get behind the wheel while intoxicated.

"These guys were absolutely amazing human beings," Brittany Sisca said. "And they were making differences here."

The widows said it's on them now to teach their children about their dads who died on I-95.

Webb pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and driving under the influence last week. CBS News Philadelphia was the only TV station to cover Webb's guilty plea.

According to police, Sisca and Mack were on I-95 in South Philly helping Oliveras when Webb struck and killed all three men. Prosecutors said Webb posted on social media two seconds before the crash and had a blood alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit.

Last Wednesday, Webb admitted in a Philadelphia courtroom that she was under the influence of alcohol at the time.

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"This is a conviction that will stand over time and will help them transition into the next phase of healing," Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney Jeff Hojnowski said, "which is really what we want them to be able to do."

The plea deal avoids a trial. Webb was sentenced to 27½ to 60 years in prison by Common Pleas Judge Barbara McDermott.

Webb, who is pregnant, will remain on house arrest until her baby is born in February.

Stephanie Mack said she looks forward to the day Webb reports to prison to start her sentence.

Mack explained she'll tell her two daughters, "The danger that killed their father is officially taken care of and behind bars, and that they can breathe a sigh of relief."

"To drunk drivers, this isn't OK," Brittany Sisca said. "There is no excuse to be a drunk driver. And if you say, 'Oh, I only did it once and I didn't hurt anybody,' well, you're still a hypocrite. You shouldn't be doing it in the first place, and you should be ashamed of yourselves for doing it."

Webb will return to court next week to resolve some lingering home confinement issues.

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