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Mar 15, 2013 9:09 AM by AP

Man found guilty of vehicular homicide

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A six-person East Baton Rouge Parish jury deliberated less than 45 minutes before finding a Denham Springs man guilty of vehicular homicide in a speed- and alcohol-related crash in Central that killed a Greenwell Springs teenager in 2011.

The Advocate reports 32-year-old James Watts III, who was taken into custody immediately after the verdict was read on Thursday, faces a prison term of five to 30 years in the death of 16-year-old Phillip Abington on Sept. 9, 2011.

State District Judge Richard Anderson scheduled a May 31 sentencing date.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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