A MAN and a woman are facing jail after being found guilty of killing a pensioner when they duelled in a 100mph car race.
A jury at Bradford Crown Court took five hours to find Janine Scarfe and Sheldon Brooks guilty of causing the death by dangerous driving of mother-of-two Dawn Routledge, 68, of Old Bank, Ripponden.
They were found guilty by a majority of 11 to one.
The court was told that Scarfe, 25, of Langdale Avenue, Wyke, Bradford, and Brooks, also 25, of Windermere Road, Carnforth, Lancashire, were racing each other at high speed along Highmoor Lane, Clifton, Brighouse.
Scarfe's Vauxhall Corsa collided with a car in which Mrs Routledge was a passenger.
Mrs Routledge suffered a ruptured heart in the April, 2004, crash.
After the verdict, Mrs Routledge's devastated daughter, Sandra Leonard, said: "We are so relieved, this has been a terrible two years and we are glad it's over.
"We were hoping for this, it's what we wanted to come out of the trial."
Mrs Leonard, 46, who is a district nurse, added: "My mother was an active lady who loved life, she was looking forward to being ladies golf captain. She would have loved it and that was taken away from her, like everything else.
"She was popular and well known. Everybody loved her."
Adjourning sentence until next month Judge Roger Scott bailed both defendants, but told them they faced going to jail.
Tests on Scarfe revealed traces of alcohol, cocaine and ecstasy in her blood.
She said any illegal substances must have been administered without her knowledge because she had never taken drugs.
Mrs Routledge's son, Ian, 49, a retired police office, said: "We are happy with the verdict, although it has taken so long and we feel we have been let down by the system.
"The whole court system is centred on the defendants. I found it unbelievable that Janine was described as a caring, compassionate person in court, and yet we have had no apology from her, and no sign of remorse. She has never been in contact."
He added: "There were 400 people at my mother's funeral, she was well known in our community. It was a packed house. Her family and friends thought so much of her."