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Driver in deadly drive-by shooting sentenced

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- A 23-year-old woman accused of being the getaway driver in a Toppenish murder, more than a year ago, is sentenced Wednesday.

Isabel Sanchez was sentenced to a maximum allowed by the court, of two years in Yakima County jail.

Sanchez pled guilty earlier this month to two counts of rendering criminal assistance in the March 2009 gang-related shooting. She was given one year for each count.

Sanchez was also ordered to pay $1,400 in restitution and court costs.

Her brother, Anthony Sanchez, 22, was convicted of killing Israel Diaz, 20, and Estevan Silva, Jr., 17, in the drive-by shooting. He was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Prosecutors say Isabel helped her brother out by driving the vehicle, while Anthony fired the shots.

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