7:01 PM EDT, July 22, 2013
A Burbank man pleaded guilty today in a crash that killed a 56-year-old grandmother of a dozen children last fall and was sentenced to five years in prison, according to prosecutors and court records.
Jesus Luna, 52, pleaded guilty to aggravated driving under the influence in an accident that resulted in the detah of Judith Bramwell and was sentenced by Cook County Criminal Court Judge Diane Cannon, said Cook County state’s attorney spokeswoman Tandra Simonton.
Bramwell, of the 5700 block of South St. Louis Avenue, had parked her car on 65 th Street near Pulaski Road and was walking around her car to get to the driver’s door when Luna came driving south on Pulaski on September 22, 2012 about 2 a.m., Simonton said, citing a police report from the time of the accident.
Luna’s vehicle hit Bramwell’s car on the rear left panel, then hit Bramwell, traveled a little farther south and jumped a curb, Simonton said. His vehicle finally came to rest after it crashed into a building.
After he was arrested, Luna was found to have had a .171 blood-alcohol content level, Simonton said.
Bramwell was declared dead at 11:25 p.m. the day of the accident, after being hospitalized at Advocate Christ Medical Center.
Bramwell was the mother of five and grandmother of a dozen, according to an obituary. She was a two-decade employee of Vito and Nick’s Pizzeria, 8433 S Pulaski Road.
In addition to his time in prison, Luna also was sentenced to two years of mandatory supervised release after he finishes serving his time, according to court reacords. Luna, who has been in the Cook County Jail since his arrest, was given credit toward his prison sentence for serving 303 days in jail. During that time, he has spent more than 200 days in a jail substance-abuse treatment program.
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