At 2 a.m. Wednesday, Danise McFadden's debt to society was paid.
She is the Modesto home- maker who was naked and in the midst of a mental health crisis when she caused a car crash that killed 47-year-old Catalino Sanchez Astorga in November 2005.
A Stanislaus County Superior Court jury in March said McFadden was guilty of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter and in April Judge Ricardo Córdova sentenced her to 90 days in jail.
McFadden's surrender date was delayed four times as a defense attorney argued that she deserved a spot in a home detention or work program. On Sept. 10, after numerous hearings on the matter, the judge remanded a teary-eyed McFadden to the custody of the Sheriff's Department.
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That 90-day sentence translated into 52 days behind bars.
Offenders get credit for good behavior and work time, reducing their sentences by one third. They also get released eight days early, as long as they behave.
"Time served," said sheriff's spokesman Deputy Royjindar Singh.