- Associated Press - Saturday, May 28, 2016

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to seven to 16 years in prison in the death of a woman struck as she was jogging in northeastern Pennsylvania a year ago.

Fifty-one-year-old Michael Scavone pleaded guilty Friday in Luzerne County to vehicular homicide and drunken driving in the June 2015 hit-and-run death of 31-year-old triathlete Paula Jones of Factoryville.

Scavone, who had been charged with driving under the influence at least five times previously, wept as he told the court “I never meant to hurt anybody. I’m truly sorry.”

Prosecutors said Scavone had a blood-alcohol level more than two and one-half times the legal limit for driving more than two hours after the accident.

The victim’s father, John Lewis, said he and his family were the ones “doing the life sentence.”

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