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Woman Pleads Guilty to Charges in Geery Case

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The woman who struck and killed a Missoula teen with her car last month tearfully addressed the courtroom Thursday, apologizing for her actions after she pleaded guilty to all charges.  

Yoon Hee Cho, 38, pleaded guilty to "careless driving resulting in a death," and "driving on a sidewalk" charges in Municipal Court.

Cho will serve 30 days under house arrest and pay about $5,300 in fines and surcharges.

Cho's attorney said she is paying the fine by contributing the dollar amount to the Chance Geery memorial scholarship fund.

Gary Hendricks, Deputy Missoula City Attorney, said, "This really is a tragedy, both for the Geery family as well as for Miss Cho and her family, like I said in court, it's a no-win situation -- there's not going to be a happy outcome in this."

City attorneys said Geery's family is expected file a civil suit for wrongful death and will likely win that case.

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