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Man sentenced in traffic death of Honolulu officer

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HONOLULU (AP) - A 22-year-old Maili man has been sentenced to one year in jail in the traffic death of a Honolulu police officer.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser says James Dorsey was sentenced Wednesday by a state judge.

Dorsey was accused in the fatal running over of officer Eric Fontes in September 2011 at a traffic stop near Ko Olina.

The sentence imposed is the maximum jail term for third-degree negligent homicide.

Dorsey was convicted by a jury in October of misdemeanor neglect homicide for causing the death.

He also was convicted of felony negligent injury for injuring officer Herman "Sam" Scanlan in the same incident. A judge, however throughout that verdict, saying it conflicted with the negligent homicide verdict.

 

Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com

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