Editor’s Note: The above video details the entire case from Zamora’s arrest all the way to just before her sentencing hearing Friday, July 12.
PHOENIX (KPNX) – In a roughly hour-long sentencing hearing Friday, Brittany Zamora learned her fate after she admitted to having sexual contact with her 13-year-old student.
The former sixth-grade teacher was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Her sentencing came more than a year after her initial arrest.
The victim’s family was not present in the courtroom Friday, but statements were read by their lawyer.
The victim’s mother said she hated Zamora for what she did to her son. The victim’s father said the family would “defeat” her and his son “will grow up and have a good life.”
Zamora also had some support in the courtroom Friday, including from her mom, who said her daughter wasn’t a monster.
Brittany Zamora's lawyer speaks following Zamora's sentencing of 20 years in prison for having sexual contact with her student. MORE HERE: https://12ne.ws/2XIDH8C.
Posted by 12 News on Friday, July 12, 2019
The former teacher said she would like to attend counseling moving forward.
“I’m a good and genuine person,” she said.
Zamora received the minimum sentence of 20 years in this case.
The sentencing hearing
11:04 – Zamora sentenced
The judge sentenced Brittany Zamora to the minimum of 20 years in prison.