Pratt said she and her husband - the father of one of her three children and from whom she plans to seek a divorce - got addicted to drugs.
“Going to jail kind of saved my life,” she said. “Going to jail was my wakeup call.”
Pratt’s mother, Lisa J. Carroll, said Pratt reacted badly to the suicide of her father and death shortly afterward of her sister.
“When I met her she was a mess,” said stepfather James Carroll, speaking of a time three years ago. “We’ve moved through that.”
Pratt said she attends counseling and Narcotics Anonymous, and has enrolled in the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Her parents said she is doing a good job raising her kids.
Defense attorney Stephen Delpero asked for probation, noting Pratt was not present at the Gold Mind break-in, and that her role on the Shenango robbery was to be that of lookout.
“This isn’t a probation case,” Dobson said, focusing on the aborted robbery. “If you had gone through with this, she (victim) would have had a chance of dying.”
Dobson sentenced Pratt to 3 to 18 months in jail - with house arrest eligibility - followed by 6 months’ probation. She must perform 100 hours’ community service, pay $21,500 restitution - jointly with her husband and Hassel - and not withdraw her PFA petition against Beilstein.