Ex-Fresno Coach, City to Pay $1M in DUI Death

Sep 26, 2014 7:56 AM

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - The city of Fresno and the man who pleaded no contest in the drunken driving hit-and-run death of a 7-year-old boy have agreed to pay the youth's family more than $1 million to settle a civil lawsuit.

The Fresno Bee reports the city will pay $1.15 million and Loren LeBeau, who went to prison for killing the boy, will pay $100,000 from his car insurance.

Attorney Warren Paboojian, who represents Donovan Maldonado's family, says the city has agreed to name a new recreation center after the boy.

The City Council approved the settlement Thursday.

Maldonado was struck and killed by LeBeau in 2012 as he rode his bike in a crosswalk.

LeBeau, who was the Central High School basketball coach, was sentenced to 12 years in prison.


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