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May 2, 2013 5:28 PM

Crowley man pleads guilty in 2011 vehicular homicide case

A Crowley man pleaded guilty Thursday to vehicular homicide in the 2011 death of 18-year-old Michelle Romero.

Tyson Dupuis entered the plea in the 15th District Court in Crowley. Judge Ed Rubin ruled that Dupuis can remain free on bond while a pre-sentencing investigation is completed.

Dupis was charged with reckless operation, hit and run, and DUI 2nd offense after the Aug. 12, 2011 crash. Romero did not die until Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011. The vehicular homicide charge was then added.

No sentencing date has been set.

Dupuis could be sentenced to at least five but no more than 30 years, with or without hard labor. The sentencing guidelines call for at least three years being served before he is eligible for probation or parole.

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