An off-duty New Jersey police officer will spend up to a decade in prison for killing a pedestrian as she crossed a lower Manhattan street.
Martin Abreu was sentenced Tuesday. He pleaded guilty on Dec. 16 to aggravated vehicular homicide. He'd been a Jersey City police officer since 2005.
Abreu's vehicle mowed down Marilyn Huang Feng a year ago as she walked near Battery Park City. The 26-year-old aspiring lawyer died at the scene. Her boyfriend was critically injured.
Authorities said Abreu was drunk. Witnesses said he was driving more than double the speed limit.
Abreu will be eligible for parole in 3½ years. His maximum sentence is 10½ years.
Published at 11:10 AM EST on Feb 24, 2010 | Updated at 11:15 AM EST on Feb 24, 2010
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