A 21-year-old woman who struck a group of cyclists in Boyle Heights while driving intoxicated, leading to the death of one who was dragged several hundred feet by a following car, was sentenced to three years, eight months in prison Tuesday.
Prosecutors say Villegas was driving on Sept. 14 when she hit the group of bicyclists.
Garcia was killed after he was dragged for several hundred feet, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Two other cyclists were injured.
The case has galvanized many bicyclists over the issue of hit-and-run crashes on Los Angeles streets, with many complaining that not enough is being done to protect them on the roads.
When it was announced in court in March, Villegas' plea deal angered many who knew Garcia, arguing the sentence was too lenient.