Published: Jun 28, 2013 1:44 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 28, 2013 4:50 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A woman serving prison time for a 2007 DUI manslaughter has been denied a new trial.

Ashley East was charged with DUI manslaughter in a crash that killed 23-year-old Army Staff Sgt. Danny Beougher in December of 2007. She pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Earlier this month, she told a judge she wanted to take back her plea, and have a jury trial.

The 30-year-old is serving time in Ocala.

Army Staff Sgt. Danny Beougher was on his way to visit family, just after returning from his second tour in Iraq, at the time of the fatal crash.