According to US News, 21-year-old Jack Dillon Young, of Leakey, pleaded no contest in June to 13 counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault. He now faces up to 270 years in prison.
Prosecutors state Young was under the influence of a prescription antidepressant and had smoked marijuana before colliding with a church bus on U.S. Highway 83 about 75 miles west of San Antonio. Young’s defense attorney did not contest Young’s involvement in the accident or drug use, but did say Young’s doctors did not properly monitor the man’s prescription drug use.
Young’s sentencing began Wednesday and is expected to last at least through the week.
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