- Associated Press - Thursday, January 14, 2016

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) - A Rogersville man has been found guilty of criminally negligent homicide without being impaired and second-degree assault in connection with a fatal car crash.

The Times Daily reports (https://bit.ly/1J5Np8r) 49-year-old Stephen Parker was found guilty Wednesday. He had been convicted in the September 2014 crash that resulted in the death of 40-year-old James Green and severe injuries to 40-year-old Mannon Rogers. Parker is accused of driving the car that struck the two cyclists on Alabama 207.

State toxicologists testified during the trial that Parker had hydrocodone and marijuana in his system at the time for the crash.

Defense attorney Tim Case argued that the sun in Parker’s eyes was a factor in the crash, and that the wreck was “unavoidable” and “unfortunate.”

Parker is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 25.


Information from: TimesDaily, https://www.timesdaily.com/

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