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Nestande to be released from jail Friday

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A former capitol aide is expected to be released from jail Friday after serving a 180-day sentence for criminally negligent homicide.

In February, a Travis County jury ruled Gabrielle Nestande was responsible for hitting and killing Courtney Griffin with her car.

Nestande admitted to drinking that night in May of 2011, but the jury didn't find her guilty of intoxication manslaughter.

The jury sentenced her to 10 years' probation, but a judge added the jail time to her sentence.

Griffin's father says he hopes Nestande learns a lesson, but he's not sure that's happened yet.

"I think she has a huge relief of getting away with something right now, and I think because of that, it's hard to really learn from what you've been through," Griffin said.

It's not clear yet what time Nestande will be released.

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