- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - The Attleboro man who struck and killed a Seekonk town official last year faces sentencing.

The Sun Chronicle (https://bit.ly/1TdF5C4 ) reports that Jacob Lacourse is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in Fall River Superior Court.

The 24-year-old Lacourse pleaded guilty in March to leaving the scene of an accident with death resulting and driving to endanger in connection with the death in January 2015 of Seekonk Assistant Town Clerk Karen McHugh.

The 51-year-old McHugh was struck on the street outside her home. Police connected Lacourse to the scene via a GPS device he was wearing as a condition of bail in a rape case.

Prosecutors have recommended a 6 ½- to 10-year prison sentence followed by five years’ probation. The defense is asking for a two-year jail sentence.


Information from: The (Attleboro, Mass.) Sun Chronicle, https://www.thesunchronicle.com

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