Convicted Man Shares Sad Story in Sentencing

download (46)A man from South Jersey has been convicted and sentenced to 32 years in prison in connection with the death of one boy and the paralyzing of another. He said in court that his own father had been killed by a drunken driver.

During his sentencing, William Liepe, 62, of Hamilton Township, said that fateful day in 1969 was the day that he himself began drinking.

According to court documents, Liepe had a blood-alcohol level of .19 in a three-vehicle accident in 2011 that took the life of 9-year-old Ryan Schleyer and left 11-year-old M.J. Guzman paralyzed.

Liepe, now convicted of aggravated manslaughter and aggravated assault, has been sentenced by a judge to 32 years in prison. He must serve a minimum of 27 years before he can be considered for possible release.

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