St. Louis man gets 7 years in prison in death of bicyclist

2 years 1 month 1 week ago Friday, February 03 2017 Feb 3, 2017 Friday, February 03, 2017 3:27:10 PM CST February 03, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for fatally striking a bicyclist with his car while fleeing from a traffic stop.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 23-year-old Glenn Parchmon was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, resisting arrest and other charges.

Police say that last March, Parchmon fled a traffic stop, ran a stop sign, crashed into a car and swerved on a sidewalk where he struck bicyclist Willie Graham.

Graham went into a coma and died several days later.

Police say four children, ages 1 to 4, were in Parchmon's vehicle at the time.

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