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Woman who tweeted how drunk she was before killing two in crash gets 24 years behind bars

Kayla Mendoza in court
Kayla Mendoza in court

Kayla Mendoza tweeted '2 drunk 2 care' before getting behind the wheel of a car and causing the death of two best friends.

The 22-year-old pleaded guilty to two charges of manslaughter by driving under the influence in February, causing the deaths of Kaitlyn Ferrante and her best friend Marisa Catronio (pictured below) in South Florida in 2013.

Now she has been sentenced to 24 years in prison, as well as a lifetime ban from driving.

Mendoza was drinking with friends after work before sending this tweet.

Then Mendoza got into her car, without a valid licence and twice the legal limit, where she drove head on into the two friends.

Catronio died instantly and her friend passed away four days later from her injuries.

Photo credit: NBC6 South Florida