- Associated Press - Thursday, August 10, 2017

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut teenager who pleaded guilty to manslaughter for his role in a deadly car crash will now be sentenced in September.

Eighteen-year-old Rashid Bashir, of Meriden, was initially scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday. The Meriden Record-Journal reports that he will now be sentenced on Sept. 7. It isn’t currently known why the hearing was pushed back.

In 2016, police say they were pursuing Bashir at high speeds when he crashed into a tree, killing his passenger Deshawn Jones. Bashir then fled on foot before turning himself in a few days later.

In June, Bashir pleaded guilty to manslaughter after a plea agreement was reached that month. The agreement called for Bashir to serve three years in prison followed by four years of probation.


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