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Firefighter's Killer Sentenced to 12 Years

Firefighter's Killer Sentenced to 12 Years

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Associated Press

April 06, 2010

DeLAND, Fla. — A man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for the crash that killed an Orange County firefighter.

Raymond Thomas Youngblood was sentenced Monday. He pleaded no contest to DUI manslaughter and was adjudicated guilty.

An e-mail left with his attorney was not immediately returned, and there was no answer at his office.

The 62-year-old Youngblood is accused of driving the wrong way in Feb. 2009. He crashed into firefighter Michael Priester’s motorcycle, and then dragged Priester as he continued to drive until eventually crashing into a building.

Priester, who was on his way home from work, died at the scene.

After his prison term, Youngblood will be on probation for three years and his driving privilege has been revoked for life.


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