A US Marine accused of killing two San Diego medical students in 2015 has been found guilty of manslaughter.
Jason Riley King was found guilty on two counts of Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated, a crime that resulted in the death of two young women who went to UCSD, Madison Elizabeth Cromwell and Anne Li Baldock.
King, who had attended two mandatory military drunk-driving awareness events just days prior, reportedly left a local Mission Valley bar on May 16 of 2015, ultimately driving his F-150 into oncoming traffic, smashing into the girls’ Prius and killing them.
In addition to two fatalities, King also injured three other passengers, all UCSD Medical School students.
In fact, the mandatory DUI courses taught by the military were used against King, who Deputy District Attorney Cally Bright claimed was more than aware of the consequences of driving under the influence. As such, the DA recommended murder charges.
According to NBC San Diego, King reportedly was asked several times by his peers to surrender his keys.
King could be facing up to 17 and four months years in prison with the possibility of parole in 15 years at his sentencing in April.
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