The victim's mother was in court, but did not speak during the hearing or afterward. Just before the proceedings began, Creathers' mother crossed the courtroom and gave her a hug.
Creathers told Circuit Judge Tod Kaufman, "I accept responsibility for my part in what happened to Leanne. I want to tell her from the bottom of my heart how sorry I am.
"I'm truly sorry Leanne for any pain I've caused you," she said.
Her defense attorney, John Carr, asked that Creathers be placed on home confinement.
"There's no dispute that Ms. Quinn was savagely beaten," Carr said. "One thing is clear and will be proven and established, the individual who perpetrated that crime was Joey Jeffrey.
"Cindy Creathers acknowledges that at the early stages she could have withdrawn or attempted to help her. And she did not," Carr said. "Her life was threatened, too."
The judge said he could not consider home confinement.
"Because of the enormity of the violence of this crime, I feel this comports with what the Legislature had in mind to be imposed."
Creathers will get credit for time she has been incarcerated since December.Contact writer Cheryl Caswell at cher...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4832.