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Sentence reduced in relay death

SANDPOINT – A driver who killed a cyclist and injured a runner competing in the Spokane-to-Sandpoint relay last summer has been granted a reduced sentence.

Thirty-one-year-old Bowdeen S. Kahuhu of Newport, Wash., had her one-year sentence reduced Friday in 1st District Court to six months, over the objections of the victim’s family.

Kahuhu killed 46-year-old Patricia Anne Lambie, of Greenacres, and injured a 17-year-old relay runner on Aug. 14 in what police said was a case of drowsy driving.

Kahuhu pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter in November. The Bonner County Daily Bee reported that Kahuhu’s attorney petitioned for a reduced sentence so Kahuhu could care for her eight children.

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.