- Associated Press - Friday, September 5, 2014

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Wichita man has been sentenced to life in prison for a deadly crash that occurred while he was speeding away from police.

KAKE-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1rQn1Gl ) 23-year-old Javier Rizo Jr. will be eligible for parole after 20 years under the sentence he received Friday in Sedgwick County District Court.

A judge convicted Rizo earlier this year of seven counts including unintentional but reckless murder for the crash that killed 34-year-old Maria Martinez in October 2013.

Rizo was fleeing from police in a van when he ran a stop sign and collided with a car driven by Martinez. Her husband was injured in the crash.

A police supervisor had called off the chase two minutes before the fatal crash.


Information from: KAKE-TV.

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