Friday, April 27, 2007

Man sentenced for LAPD crash that killed 80-year-old man

LOS ANGELES- A driver who killed an 80-year-old motorist during a police chase received a potential life sentence. Robert Chavez was sentenced to 15 years and eight months to life in prison on Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Chavez was driving a sport utility vehicle that was fleeing police when it crashed into a car pulling out of a driveway on July 8, 2002. The crashed killed the other driver, Teruyuki Terao.
A jury convicted Chavez of second-degree murder in January.
Chavez initially was convicted of murder and other charges in 2003 but an appeals court reversed the conviction and sent the case back for retrial.

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