5-year sentence for fatal Waipahu bus stop crash

Published: Oct. 10, 2013 at 1:20 PM HST
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HONOLULU (AP) - A man has been sentenced to five years in prison for crashing a car into a Waipahu bus shelter, killing a 68-year-old woman headed to church.

Richtenson Alyphios said through a Chuukese interpreter Wednesday that he regrets what happened. The 44-year-old must also pay more than $2,000 in restitution to the family of Benita Duldulao, who died in the Aug. 2010 crash.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Alyphios pleaded guilty in June to negligent homicide. He could have been sentenced to a maximum 10 years in prison.

Prosecutors say Alyphios had been drinking and was headed to a liquor store to buy more alcohol when he mistakenly stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake pedal.

Duldulao's family has a lawsuit pending against Alyphios.

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