MARY fanning, 30, of St. Petersburg, was found not responsible for the death of 29-year-old Jessica Soto in October 2016.
Her lawyer, Brian Blevins, told the judge on Friday that she didn’t know Soto was pregnant when she killed her.
He asked the judge to rule that she was responsible for her actions.
Soto, a certified nurse assistant, was killed by her boyfriend, Joseph Ewing, while she was sitting in a car with her 2-year and 4-year old daughters in a home on a residential street in St. Pete.
Ewing was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.
Sotos family sued Ewing and his father, who is a retired Florida police officer.
Ewings attorney, Paul Ewing Sr., told jurors that his daughter was going to be a “great mother” and that she had a “good heart” who loved her children.
But Blevens argued that his client was under the influence of drugs and was in the process of becoming suicidal.
The judge sentenced Ewing to death.
Eaves attorney, Steve Blevin, told jurors during closing arguments that Ewing had mental health problems.
Blevines son, Joseph, told ABC News he thought his mother was mentally ill.
“She was an alcoholic,” Joseph Eaves son, Mike, told The Associated Press in November.
“The way she talked, the way she looked at her life, it was like she was in a funk.”
Blevs father said he hoped the jury would consider the impact of mental illness on young women.
“I don’t think it’s something that should be taken lightly,” he said.
Ellington told the court during closing that he felt bad for Ewing’s family and had a feeling that he would be convicted.
“There was no doubt in my mind that this was a tragic accident,” Ellingston said.
“But the tragedy was not hers alone.”