Driver gets 12 years in Edwards vehicular homicide

Driver gets 12 years in Edwards vehicular homicide
Local News

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE — Emmanuel Villeda admitted he was drunk when he launched his car at 140 mph off an embankment, crashed, and killed Rafael Torres-Ortiz.For that, and because Villeda was free on bond for three other felony charges in Pueblo when he did it, District Court Judge Russell Granger sentenced Villeda to the maximum, 12 years in state prison during a hearing Monday.“Your family is suffering pain because of your decision. The victim’s family is suffering pain because of your decision,” Granger said. “I want to make sure this sentence is as strong in the law as I can make it.”Oddly, …

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