Posted: Sep 8, 2011 8:21 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge man who pleaded guilty in June to alcohol-related vehicular homicide charges in a fiery Interstate 10 crash that killed five members of a Georgia family in 2009 has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
State District Judge Trudy White told 32-year-old Dwayne Leggett that the first seven years of his prison term must be served without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.
The Advocate reports Leggett was immediately taken into custody Wednesday to begin serving his sentence.
Two-year-old Alondra Brionca died at the scene. Fifty-four-year-old Maria Barrillos, her daughters, 27-year-old Sonia Gomez Brionca and 35-year-old Jacqueline Gomez and son, 22-year-old Rito Gomez, died days later from their injuries.
The family was from Ashburn, Ga.