Jury decides on 20 yrs maximum punishment in Orange County intoxication manslaughter trial
Jurors decided on the maximum sentence for a man who pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter in Orange County.
Witnesses delivered damaging testimony against the defendant Michael Davis, who on Wednesday a jury decided should receive a 20-year prison sentence and pay a $10,000 fine.
Davis pleaded guilty to driving into and killing Jerry Campbell in 2016. Campbell was working in front of his home on FM 105.
State troopers who were at the scene testified Davis didn't pass a sobriety test after the crash. A blood test showed meth in his system.
Witnesses said nothing was wrong with Davis' truck when he veered off the road and hit Campbell.
A forensic scientist testified veering off the road is a common driving behavior for someone under the influence of meth.
The victim's family members also testified and emotionally recounted memories of Campbell.