Charges Filed in Debra Miller Death

I know I tweeted about this possibility awhile back, but I’m just now getting the story published.  In any case, charges have been filed against James Hazzard in the death of Debra Miller:

A negligent homicide charge was filed Thursday against a man who drove off state highway 51 and killed a Stillwater bicyclist riding on the shoulder, District Attorney Rob Hudson said.

Edmond resident James Michael Hazzard, 20, could spend up to one year in a county jail if convicted of the misdemeanor charge.

via Charge filed against pickup driver in crash that killed Stillwater bicyclist » Local News » Stillwater NewsPress.

I still find it shocking that a negligent homicide charge is only a misdemeanor and that the maximum punishment is only one year in jail, but at least this is not being treated as an “accident”.

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