After deliberating for under an hour, a jury in Louisiana found a man guilty of vehicular homicide on Oct. 17. The conviction was a result of a fatal accident that occurred on Jan. 21, 2012. Witnesses at the trial included people who knew the victim, law enforcement officials and the second victim who was struck by the man's vehicle. At his upcoming sentencing hearing, the at-fault driver could face between five and 30 years behind bars.
The fatal car accident took place in Baton Rouge near the Pennington Biomedical Center on Perkins Road. After two men were hit by a car, one of the men was pronounced dead at the scene while the other was taken to the hospital with a shattered pelvis. The injured victim required inpatient treatment for almost one month, and he testified at the trial that he has suffered from continued memory problems because of the accident.