Friday, March 6, 2015

Branford man accepts 2 years in plea deal for DUI crash that killed his wife

By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo
NEW HAVEN >> A Branford man who drove drunk and crashed his vehicle, killing his wife, has decided to accept a new plea offer which would mean more time behind bars — two years — rather than go to trial.
Vincent Mauro, 32, appeared before Superior Court Judge Patrick Clifford Wednesday and entered a no contest plea to second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle.
Under the latest plea agreement, Mauro will be sentenced April 17 to serve two years. This would be followed by five years of probation, and if Mauro were to violate the conditions, he would then risk having to serve another six years, for a total of eight years, in prison.

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