Christy Natsis trial

Ryan Paulsen / Daily Observer <br> Dr. Christy Natsis, leaving the Pembroke courthouse following the conclusion of her two-day sentencing hearing. Natsis addressed the court for the first time in the four-year trial today, telling the court that she is "so deeply sorry."

UPDATED: Natsis to be released from jail pending appeal

Dr. Christy Natsis will be home in time for Christmas after Ontario’s Court of Appeal agreed to release her on bail pending a legal challenge to her convictions for impaired and dangerous driving causing death.

Dr. Christy Natsis arrives at the courthouse for the first day of her sentencing hearing in Pembroke, Ont. on Tuesday October 13, 2015. Natsis was found guilty in May of dangerous driving causing death and impaired driving causing death after a 2011 collision near Arnprior claimed the life of Bryan Casey. <br> Ryan Paulsen/Pembroke Daily Observer/Postmedia Network

Sentencing hearing for Dr. Christy Natsis begins

The Crown wants Dr. Christy Natsis to spend between six and eight years in prison, while her defence team argues that a jail term between three-and-a-half and four years is most appropriate. Natsis will also spend 40 additional days in prison as a result of her breach of conditions charge after being arrested for buying two 12-ounce bottled of vodka in 2011, contrary to her release conditions.