- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The trial of a former Albuquerque police sergeant in a criminal case stemming from a 2013 off-duty accident that killed a 21-year-old woman has ended with a guilty verdict.

However, District Court jurors on Tuesday convicted Adams Casaus of careless driving but not vehicular homicide as he was charged.

The jurors began deliberating Monday after lawyers gave closing arguments. The trial lasted a week.

The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office said Casaus ran through a red light with his emergency lights on but without his siren activated when he struck a vehicle killing Ashley Browder. The vehicle was driven by Browder’s 19-year-old sister.

Casaus’ shift was over but he told investigators that he was looking for a possible drunken driver.


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