- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A man who was allegedly driving drunk and ran a red light before causing a car crash that killed three people in Albuquerque last November has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Prosecutors say Jacob Jaramillo was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to three counts of vehicular homicide as part of a plea deal in August.

The crash killed 20-year-old Grace Sinfield and two brothers, 23-year-old Sergio Mendez-Aguire and 27-year old Roberto Mendez.

Jaramillo was facing up to an 18-year prison term.

The judge found the charges to be serious violent offenses, which means Jaramillo is eligible to have his sentence reduced by only 15 percent for good behavior.

Jaramillo says he’s sorry about the crash and told the victims’ families that he hopes they will forgive him someday.

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