Nadine Montoya has been sentenced to life in prison without parole plus 32 years for murdering a 49-year-old Aurora woman in a hit-and-run at a Denver Burger King last May.
Montoya, 27, was convicted last month. A jury found her guilty of crushing Lilian Verdonkschot with her Cadillac DeVille after Verdonkschot, her daughter and her daughter's friend got into a dispute about a cigarette with Montoya's friend in the drive-thru of the Burger King at Broadway and 6th Avenue.
At her sentencing hearing yesterday, Montoya -- who is now using her maiden name of Carter -- made a brief statement in which she apologized, according to a press release. Verdonkschot's daughter, on the other hand, spoke about the heartache of losing her mother and how her mother, who always wanted to be a grandma, was not alive to see the recent birth of her first grandchild.
For more on the case, read our feature, "After Lilian Verdonkschot Died, Nadine Montoya Was Charged With a Hit-and-Run. But Was Hate Behind the Wheel?"
More from our Colorado Crimes archive: "Brandon Mondragon charged in hit-and-run that injured Tim Albo, Heather Kornman."