St. Louis Man Sentenced for Killing Pedestrian

6 years 2 weeks 2 days ago Tuesday, March 05 2013 Mar 5, 2013 Tuesday, March 05, 2013 6:10:01 AM CST March 05, 2013 in News
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis man was sentenced to 15 years in prison after admitting he hit and killed a pedestrian while fleeing from police.

KSDK reports 32-year-old Demetrus Waites pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter and other charges in the July 2011 death of 19-year-old Antwonne Williams of Berkeley. Waites was sentenced after entering his plea.

Police stopped Waites' car after he didn't stop at a stop sign. While he was being questioned, Waites sped off and drove through a red light in north St. Louis. Police say Waites' car hit a parked car, jumped the curb and struck Williams.

Williams died at the scene. Waites was treated for minor injuries.

 

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