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Jury deliberations for this trial took four hours. The courtroom was packed on Friday as they read the verdict.

Chavez burst into tears after the not-guilty verdict was read.

Since Chavez was acquitted, she can go free.

Prosecutors had charged Chavez with five counts of criminally-negligent homicide and two counts of child abuse stemming from the Feb. 17, 2011 crash at 84th Avenue and Grant Street.

She was charged with child abuse because both of her children were with her at the time of the crash. Both suffered minor injuries.

Prosecutors said Chavez was criminally responsible for the crash because they say, five years prior to the crash, she willfully ignored a doctor's order to see a neurologist before ever driving again.

"I wasn't drunk," Chavez said in a videotaped interview with Thornton Police a week after the crash. "I wasn't on drugs. I wasn't under the influence of anything. We were just driving home, and I don't remember what happened."

Chavez's defense has spent the week trying to convince the jury that Chavez was never made fully aware of her responsibility to see a neurologist and calls the car crash nothing more than an accident.

"My mind wasn't all there at all," Chavez said in that interview. "I felt like nothing was real. I couldn't understand what was going on."

In 2006, Chavez suffered an apparent seizure at a local grocery store. Back then an emergency room physician told her not to drive until she was checked out by a neurologist. Chavez never did go to see the specialist.

Prosecutors also say Chavez suffered what could have been a seizure in 2010 in front of her daughter outside of a McDonalds.

The judge in this trial against Chavez had previously called the evidence against her "ambiguous."

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