- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A man has been convicted of homicide by vehicle while driving drunk and related charges and now faces at least three to six years in prison in the death of an 18-year-old western Pennsylvania woman.

Allegheny County Judge Thomas Flaherty issued the verdict Wednesday in the trial of 30-year-old Jarod Schillinger.

State police say the Indiana Township man had spent the day drinking at breweries and had a blood-alcohol content nearly three times the state’s legal limit when he rear-ended 18-year-old Rikki Fleming on Feb. 16, 2013.

The Etna woman and Schillinger were both on Route 28, a major artery connecting Pittsburgh with its northeastern suburbs.

Defense attorney Michael Moser says Schillinger didn’t contest the charges because he’s “callous or cold or unremorseful.”

He faces sentencing Aug. 6.


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