Motorist draws 2 years in motorcyclist’s death

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a 25-year-old woman to two years in prison on a manslaughter conviction after she caused an accident while texting that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist.

The Republican-American reports that Stephanie Clavell was sentenced Monday in Waterbury Superior Court in connection with the June 2013 accident that killed 53-year-old Terrence Doyle.

Clavell told Doyle’s family she is truly sorry for their loss.

As part of a deal, she pleaded guilty in August to second-degree manslaughter. She faced up to four years in prison, but her lawyer argued in favor of the shorter term.

Doyle wasn’t wearing a helmet. He sustained a brain injury, compound fracture of his leg and a fractured hip. He died three days later.


Information from: Republican-American,

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