On Friday, a judge announced the sentence for Carly Rousso, a Highland Park teen who ran over and killed a young girl while driving high.
Judge James Booras sentenced Rousso to five years in the state penitentiary for the reckless homicide charge and four years for the aggravated DUI charge. The sentences are to run concurrently
According to the Lake County State’s Attorney’s office, Rousso will likely serve less than four years in prison with time off for good behavior. Also, there will be a hearing in the coming weeks to determine the exact amount of time she has already served. That amount will be deducted from her sentence.
Two years ago, when Rousso was 17, she “huffed” a cleaning chemical, passed out behind the wheel of her dad's car, and hit and killed 5-year-old Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento on a street in Highland Park. She pled guilty to reckless homicide and she was convicted of four counts of DUI.
Rousso did her best to remain calm as the sentence was read. She was immediately taken into custody.
But the victim's family believes Rousso got off easy and they wanted a tougher sentence for the accident that killed the little girl.