NBC15 WMTV | Madison, WI | News, Weather, Sports

UPDATE: Wis. man gets 7 years in prison for killing 2 in OWI crash

UPDATED Wednesday, May 21, 2014 --- 9:27 a.m.

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) -- A man convicted of driving drunk and killing two central Wisconsin women will go to prison for at least seven years.

Twenty-three-year-old Timothy Saavedra was convicted of driving while intoxicated at 90 mph or more when he crashed his truck last July in Portage County. Passengers Melissa Ann Peterson-Suzda and Stephanie Eberhardt, both 21, died in the crash. A third passenger was seriously injured.

Stevens Point Journal Media (http://wrtnews.co/1jD7PYl ) says Portage County Circuit Judge Thomas Eagon also sentenced Saavedra Tuesday to five years of extended supervision following his prison time.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

___________________________________________

Posted Sunday, February 23, 2014 --- 10:56 a.m.

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) -- A man convicted of killing two Wisconsin Rapids women in a drunken-driving crash last year could face more than 60 years in prison.

A Stevens Point Journal Media report says 23-year-old Timothy Saavedra Jr. of Rudolph will be sentenced May 20.

He pleaded no contest Thursday to three charges stemming from the July 20 crash in the town of Linwood.

Deputies found 21-year-olds Melissa Ann Peterson-Suzda and Stephanie Eberhardt dead at the scene. A 21-year-old Marshfield man was airlifted to a hospital.

The convictions carry a maximum penalty of 62 1/2 years in prison. Portage County district attorney Louis Molepske says he plans to recommend a 15-year sentence.

A message Sunday morning left for Saavedra's defense attorney, James Kurszewski, was not immediately returned.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


NBC15 615 Forward Drive Madison, Wisconsin 53711 Business: 608-274-1515 Newsroom: 608-274-1500
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 246771321 - nbc15.com/a?a=246771321