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CT Man Sentenced for Killing Girlfriend in Drunken Driving Accident

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What to Know

  • A Connecticut man convicted of killing his girlfriend in a drunk driving accident has been sentenced to three years in jail
  • Ever Orlando-Reyes, of Stamford, was convicted of second-degree manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend 44-year-old Maria Abarca-Banos
  • Police say they found the car on its roof off of I-95 in Aug. 2017 with him still in his seat, and his girlfriend on the side of the highway

A Connecticut man convicted of killing his girlfriend in a drunk driving accident has been sentenced to three years in jail.

Ever Orlando-Reyes, of Stamford, was convicted of second-degree manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend 44-year-old Maria Abarca-Banos.

The Hour of Norwalk reports he has been sentenced to three years in jail and three years' probation.

State police say they found Orlando's car on its roof on the shoulder of Interstate 95 in August 2017. Orlando-Reyes was still strapped into the driver's seat and a trooper found Abarca-Banos on the side of the highway.

Abarca-Banos succumbed to her injuries at Stamford Hospital.

His defense attorney says the sentence is "fair in light of all the circumstances."

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