Sending Milton Acosta to jail for his role in the collision that killed their only child last year was not what Chris and Karen Rasmussen wanted.
"I don't think it will do any good," Karen Rasmussen told Napa County Superior Court Judge Raymond Guadagni at Acosta's sentencing Wednesday, according to a report in today's .
Acosta, 24, pleaded no contest last month to to vehicular manslaughter in Robin Rasmussen's April 27, 2011 death when his car struck hers head-on on the Silverado Trail south of St. Helena at about 12:30 a.m., the Register reports.
Robin Rasmussen, 30, was a pastry chef at Solbar in Calistoga and lived in Napa.
Drugs and alcohol were not found to be factors in the collision and Acosta's attorney said he may have fallen asleep at the wheel, according to the Register report.
Guadagni, who fought tears during Acosta's sentencing hearing, handed down a 180-day sentence, but suspended all but 10 days of it, the Register reports.
Acosta must also perform 180 hours of community service and stay out of trouble with the law during his three-year probation, according to the report.