St. Joseph Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Causing Death when Operating a Motor Vehicle with an ACE of .15
In St. Joseph County Indiana 39 year old Christopher David King, appeared before a St. Joseph County Superior Court judge Friday for sentencing after his guilty plea—without agreement—to the single count filed in the information, Causing Death when Operating a Motor Vehicle with an ACE of .15 or More, a Level 4 Felony. That charge involves a sentencing range of 2 to 12 years, with a 6 year advisory sentence. King was sentenced to a ten (10) year
sentence after the hearing. Seven of those years will be served in prison at the
Indiana Department of Correction, while the additional three years of the sentence
were suspended and will be served on probation upon his release. That probationary
portion of the sentence will involve alcohol and drug monitoring. On March 20, 2017, a vehicle driven by Christopher King crashed into a cemetery at Cedar Road and Riverview Drive in Osceola, Indiana. The crash killed Heather Zurbuch, his passenger. Mr. King’s criminal history contained two prior convictions for operating while intoxicated in 2005 and 2009. In addition to the sentence imposed, Mr. King’s driver’s license will be suspended for at least 10 years.
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