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Ammerman orders release of city woman

Huber sentenced to 3-6 months in jail for crash that killed her son

CLEARFIELD — An Altoona woman who pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle in connection with the death of her 5-year-old son in January is being released from jail.

Jayde Renate Huber, 33, was sentenced by President Judge Fredric J. Ammerman to serve three to six months in the county jail with four years’ concurrent probation.

The charges stem from a motor vehicle accident in Covington Township, Clearfield County, in August 2020.

John Sisto, her attorney, filed a motion for reconsideration of her sentence, asking that she be given time served and released. Her other son is asking for his mother to come home, he said.

First Assistant District Attorney Leanne Nedza stated that because Huber had lost a child, she felt she had spent enough time incarcerated.

During motions court last week, Ammerman responded by noting that the boy’s father painted a less than favorable portrait of Huber when he spoke at the sentencing hearing.

“I get this is a terrible tragedy for everyone,” Ammerman said, but added that Huber was driving recklessly and without a license. He took the motion under advisement.

On Tuesday, Ammerman granted the motion ordering for her to be paroled immediately and placed on home detention, according to F. Cortez Bell III, court administrator.

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