Man sentenced to 13 years in prison in Halloween hit-and-run

May 21, 2015 10:03 PM

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - An Orange County man has been sentenced to more than 13 years in state prison for killing three teenage trick-or-treaters in a hit-and-run on Halloween.

District attorney's spokeswoman Roxi Fyad says Jaquinn Bell was sentenced Thursday to 13 years and eight months in state prison and six months in jail for the killings. She says he was sentenced to another 18 months in jail for a probation violation.

A message was left for Bell's lawyer Frank Bittar.

Bell pleaded guilty in March to three felony counts of vehicular manslaughter and other charges.

Prosecutors say Bell drove through a Santa Ana crosswalk going more than 60 mph and struck 13-year-old girl twins and their 13-year-old friend before fleeing the scene.

He was arrested Nov. 2 after police found his damaged car abandoned in a parking lot.


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