Sentencing set in deadly Ariz. motorcycle case
Web Producer: Taylor Avey
PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona dump truck driver convicted of numerous charges related to the 2010 deaths of four motorcyclists will be sentenced in November.
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Joseph Welty set Michael Jakscht's sentencing for Nov. 16. The judge has set aside the entire day for the proceedings.
In August, jurors returned guilty verdicts against Jakscht on charges of manslaughter, aggravated assault and endangerment.
Jakscht plowed his 12-ton truck into a group of motorcyclists stopped at a traffic light on March 25, 2010. Four motorcyclists died and five others were injured in the fiery accident.
After the crash, Phoenix police said toxicology tests showed Jakscht had methamphetamine in his system. Jakscht's attorneys had argued that he had taken diet pills and that the brakes on his truck weren't working well.
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