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Harry Easter sentenced to 30 years

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A 37-year-old man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday for killing three people in a June 2011 vehicle crash in Prince George’s County.

A judge sentenced Harry Easter for killing Gwendolyn Demby, Cordelia Roberts and Eugene Johnson in a rear-end collision on Indian Head Highway in Oxon Hill. He was under the influence at the time of the crash.

Easter was convicted of three counts of motor vehicle manslaughter, driving under the influence and other charges.

"Mr. Easter showed a complete reckless disregard for the safety of all those who he came in contact with when he chose to drive drunk that evening," said Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Alsobrooks. It is almost unbelievable that he would get behind the wheel and drive drunk when he had previously been convicted of a DUI. His selfish actions took three lives and forever changed the lives of multiple families."

Easter’s blood alcohol content was .24, three times the legal limit, at the time of the crash. He was driving 89 mph in a 55 mph zone.

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