Man sentenced in fatal hit-and-run crash

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 6/13/2014 4:35 pm

CARMICHAEL, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento County judge has sentenced a man to 25 years to life in prison in connection with a hit-and-run crash in Northern California that killed another man and four dogs.

The Sacramento Bee reports that Judge Patrick Marlette handed down the sentence against Paul Walden on Friday.

Authorities say Walden was traveling around 70 mph when he went through a stop sign and struck 21-year-old Harison Long-Randall, Long-Randall's girlfriend, Gemily West, and West's four dogs on a street in Carmichael in 2012. The collision tore off Long-Randall's leg. He died 13 days later.

West suffered a broken leg.

Walden, who had three previous DUI convictions, testified that he fell asleep at the wheel. Prosecutors said he may have been on heroin.

He was convicted last month of second-degree murder and other charges.

©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!

Featured Segments/Shows

All content © Copyright 2015 Intermountain West Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.