Drugged driver who killed cyclist sentenced 15 years to life

Jan 15, 2016 7:01 PM by News Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California man who struck and killed a bicyclist while driving high on heroin in Orange County has been sentenced 15 years to life in prison after his conviction for second-degree murder.

Twenty-four-year-old Neil Storm Stephany was sentenced Friday in Santa Ana. City News Service reports victim Shaun Eagleson's wife and mother gave emotional testimonies at the sentencing.

Sandra Eagleson told the judge the crash killed both her husband and their dreams of finally having a child after many years of health struggles.

Sylvia Zaldivar said no punishment would ever be enough for taking her son's life.

Prosecutors say Stephany failed a sobriety test when officers found him near Fashion Island after the crash. Blood tests later showed he had heroin and the prescription drug Lorazepam in his system.

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