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Driver Gets Year in Jail for Mass. Trooper's Death

June 24, 2014  | 

A driver found guilty of vehicular homicide in a crash that killed a state trooper from Brockton, Mass., was sentenced Monday to serve one year in jail, and he cannot drive for 15 years, reports the Enterprise.

State police Sgt. Douglas Weddleton, 52, was killed on June 16, 2010, when he was struck by a vehicle while working a construction detail on Interstate 95 in Mansfield.

Anthony Perry Jr., 51, of Hyde Park, was found guilty of motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation, a misdemeanor, by a Fall River jury earlier this month, said Gregg M. Miliote, a spokesman for Bristol County District Attorney C. Samuel Sutter.

Tags: Duty Deaths, Homicide, State Troopers, Massachusetts State Police, Sentencing, Cop Killers


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Ima Leprechaun @ 6/25/2014 12:08 PM

In Massachusetts the life of a trooper is worth one year. The family should sue the offender for civil homicide and take everything he has or will ever have for life.

truthbetold @ 6/25/2014 6:27 PM

In Massachusetts if a cop makes a bungling mistake and causes a very large accident and puts the lives of a others at risk, if one of those people are a minority, they lie and do not accept responsibility for their actions and create a BS story and who can fight the Mass State Police ! A black guy ? Huh ! It's easier to take away his civil rights and lock him up then to actually accept responsibility for a complete blunder and admit the cop was incompetent and did a very bad job by not keeping the public safe. So the question is, if a cop makes a mistake and causes a bid accident, does that make him a hero ?

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