- Associated Press - Friday, May 13, 2016

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Shreveport man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to fatally hitting a 7-year-old girl riding a bicycle while he drove drunk.

The Shreveport Times reports (http://bit.ly/1s6eJLO ) a Caddo District judge sentenced 47-year-old Randy Earl Presentine on Wednesday.

Presentine pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in January in the death of De’Asia Henderson.

Henderson was riding her bicycle in 2015 when she was struck and killed by a car Presentine was driving.

Tests showed he had a blood-alcohol level of .12.

Presentine had several prior convictions, including a 1996 conviction for possession of crack cocaine and for driving while intoxicated. He was convicted in 2007 for domestic abuse battery and disturbing the peace, in 2009 for possession of drug paraphernalia, and in 2010 for misdemeanor theft.


Information from: The Times, http://www.shreveporttimes.com



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