May 2, 2013 9:11 AM by AP
A state judge refused to reduce the prison sentences of a man who pleaded guilty to running over and killing three people near Southeastern Louisiana University four years ago.
In February 2011, Derek Quebedeaux was sentenced to three concurrent 12-year-sentences in the death of his roommate and two other pedestrians he struck and killed while driving home from a bar.
At Wednesday's hearing, Judge Doug Hughes ruled he does not have the jurisdiction to grant Quebedeaux's motion.
The three people killed were Beth Boudreaux, a sophomore from Loranger; Maxime Profit, a graduate student from France; and Thurman Lowe III, a former SLU football player. Two other people were injured.