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Karen Irby no longer on supervised house release

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Karen Irby is no longer on supervised house release.

The former Jackson socialite, convicted of two counts of manslaughter in the deaths of two doctors, has a new MDOC status listed as "post release probation".

In February 2009, the vehicle Karen Irby was driving crashed into the pick-up truck carrying doctors Mark Pogue and Lisa Dedousis, killing the couple.

In 2010, Irby plead guilty to two counts of culpable negligence manslaughter for the wreck that killed the two doctors. She was sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Irby admitted to the court that she had two glasses of wine and was driving faster than the speed limit when she drove her car into oncoming traffic in northeast Jackson on February 11, 2009. 

Hinds County Circuit Judge Tomie Green said Irby could have faced up to 20 years in prison, but Green reduced the sentence because she believed her husband, Stuart Irby, a passenger in the car, "had a hand" in the deadly wreck.

Irby claimed in a sworn deposition that her husband attacked her in the car shortly before the deadly wreck.

In 2012, the Jackson socialite, was granted conditional clemency provided she serve 3-years house arrest and an additional two years under the supervision of MDOC's Community Corrections Division.

A short time later her husband was found dead from an apparent suicide. 

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