LA couple sentenced in hit-and-run death of judge's son

Mar 7, 2015 12:29 PM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles couple has been sentenced for their role in a hit-and-run accident that killed the son of a federal judge.

Prosecutors said 67-year-old Marguerite Dao Vuong was sentenced to three years in state prison on Friday for leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death.

Vuong was driving to work when she struck 23-year-old David Pregerson in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles on Dec. 27, 2013.

Pregerson died four days later. He was the son of U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson and the grandson of 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Harry Pregerson.

Vuong's husband, Michael Vuong, was also sentenced Friday to one year in jail for trying to help his wife avoid prosecution by claiming he was the driver.

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