Prison for California driver who hit man, drove with body
VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A drunken California motorist who drove more than a mile with the body of the man she hit in the front seat of the car has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.
The San Diego Union-Tribune says 31-year-old Esteysi Sanchez was sentenced Wednesday for the 2016 death of a homeless man she hit after drunkenly driving onto a sidewalk in the city of Oceanside after a night of partying.
Prosecutors say 69-year-old Jack Tenhulzen was struck so hard that he was knocked out of his pants and shoes and one foot was severed.
His body smashed through the car windshield into the passenger seat.
Sanchez was convicted in April of second-degree murder and other charges.
She sobbed in court and apologized for the death.
Man arrested after New Haven overdoses
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — People are saying 46 people overdosed Wednesday from a suspected bad batch of “K2” synthetic marijuana at or near a city park in Connecticut. No deaths were reported, but officials said two people had life-threatening symptoms.
Most of the overdoses were on the New Haven Green, a popular, historic downtown park that borders part of Yale University, and officials said they expected the overdose total to increase. Police said they arrested a man believed to be connected to at least some of the overdoses.
“Do not come down to the Green and purchase this K2,” New Haven Police Chief Anthony Campbell told WVIT-TV. “It is taking people out very quickly, people having respiratory failure. Don’t put your life in harm.”
Police did not immediately release the name of the man who was arrested, saying they were waiting for victims to positively identify him.