Karrissa Ann Candela changed her plea to no contest in court Monday morning.
Candela, 28, appeared alongside her attorney, David Brooks, to plead no contest to a count of kidnapping, a violent felony; a special allegation of using a firearm, a .32 revolver, during the kidnapping; a special allegation of inducing great bodily injury with the firearm; and a count of first-degree residential burglary. The counts stem from the kidnapping of Sara Elis Wilson on Feb. 2.
El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Douglas C. Phimister then carried sentencing. He sentenced Candela to a total of 22 years, four months in a state prison, of which she would be required to serve 85 percent. She was also ordered to pay restitution, including the current hospital bill for Wilson of over $19,000. The judge said parole would likely be for 10 years, but noted that it would be up to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to determine.