A morbidly obese 49-year-old woman who instigated the death of a jogger due to dangerous driving has insisted that she is too fat to go to jail.
Jobless Linda Ann Jenns knocked down 45-year-old Paul Stinton in her white Ford Kuga after jumping the red light.
However, her barrister Ian Bridge pleaded with the Canterbury Crown Court judge to spare the woman from being jailed because she would not manage to handle life behind bars.
Bridge stated that Jenns had a stroke seven years earlier and was undergoing treatment in connection with her weight issues as at the time of the accident.
According to him, Jenns had lost between 14lbs and 84lbs and was anticipating for a gastric band to be fitted that would have raised her life expectancy quite significantly.
Judge Heather Norton granted the defendant bail and adjourned judgment for 14 days awaiting medical reports.
However, she cautioned Jenns that she faced “an almost certain” prison sentence for the offense; and as well offered her an interim driving ban.
According to Mail Online, the jury had heard evidence from several shoppers and motorists waiting close to a retail park in Ashford, Kent, on a wet winter’s day in Jan 2014.
Prosecutor Simon Taylor informed the jury, which had been decreased to eleven after a juror recognized one of the witnesses; that a few witnesses estimated Jenns’ speed at up to 70mph.
He said the Crown accepted that professional evidence pointed out that she was traveling at within the forty mph speed limit.
The deceased who suffered abdominal, chest, head and neck injuries was rushed to the hospital by Air Ambulance but unfortunately died three weeks after the accident.