BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine's highest court took up a case Wednesday involving a young driver and texting.
In May of last year, a jury convicted Kristina Lowe of two counts of manslaughter and one count of aggravated leaving the scene of an accident. She was acquitted on the OUI charges.
Her attorney has appealed the convictions and told justices of the Maine Supreme Court Wednesday morning that the crash that killed two teens was not the result of a crime being committed.
"We feel Kristina's conduct that night did not rise to the level of gross negligence or criminal recklessness. We feel this was an accident, a horrible, horrible accident, but nonetheless not a crime," Jim Howaniec said.