Stephanne Thornton told Stucky that Garretson's judgment might have been impaired by her addiction when she held up the bank. She proposed a residential treatment facility.
Assistant Prosecutor Chuck Miller objected to a sentence other than prison. He said he also had concerns about Garretson's relationship to her husband, who was charged as an accessory in the crime.
Police said Gary Garretson drove the getaway car and helped his wife hide the money. Charges against him were later dropped.
"The husband still seems to be in the picture," Miller told the judge. "And that's problematic for the state."
Garretson's sister took the witness stand and cried as she told of a woman whose life was ruined by drugs.
Garretson turned to her family members and whispered, "I love you guys."
Contact writer Cheryl Caswell at cher...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4832.
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