MARIETTA, Ga. – An elderly woman who hit and killed a kindergartener getting off a Cobb County school bus has been released from prison after serving 76 days of her three-year sentence.
State records show 87-year-old Edith Main Anderson of Roswell was released April 12. She was booked into Pulaski State Prison in Hawkinsville on Jan. 27 after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide.
Authorities say 5-year-old Karla Campos was getting of her school bus in December 2009 when Anderson hit the gas pedal instead of the brake and struck the child. Anderson was arrested and released later that day on $5,000 bond.
Her attorney told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Anderson pleaded guilty to save the girl's family from having to endure a trial. Anderson apologized to the Campos family in court.