Cyclist convicted in FHP trooper's death
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A motorcyclist, whose race with a sports car on Interstate 4 led to a Florida Highway Patrol trooper's fatal crash, was convicted of aggravated manslaughter by a jury on Tuesday.
Donald Williams was also convicted of vehicular homicide and fleeing and eluding a law-enforcement officer in causing the death of 49-year-old Trooper Darryl Haywood on Oct. 2, 2004. The jury deliberated for three hours, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
Williams will be sentenced at a later date. He could face up to 60 years in prison.
According to reports, Williams, on his blue 1999 Suzuki, was racing a Porsche when Haywood started to pursue them. The patrol car had a blow out, causing Haywood to lose control of his vehicle and crash into a tree.
Williams was arrested later that day at an Interstate 95 rest stop in St. Johns County.
This article is really interesting!
Please do not misunderstand, I feel for the family of this officer. What I am not understanding is how you charge the motorcyclist with manslaughter in any form. He didn't throw any James Bond tire spikes down onto the road to cause the tire of the troopers camaro to blow.