- Associated Press - Friday, July 21, 2017

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man accused of killing a bicyclist while driving drunk has been convicted of leaving the scene of a fatal crash but acquitted of a DUI manslaughter charge.

The Sun Sentinel reports that a jury delivered its verdict Thursday for 32-year-old Paul Maida Jr. He was also convicted of driving with a suspended license and filing a false report. Sentencing is set for Sept. 13.

Authorities say 65-year-old George Morreale was riding his bike on a Boca Raton street in April 2014 when he was fatally struck by a pickup truck.

Maida had tried to blame his ex-girlfriend, 27-year-old Bianca Fichtel. She had initially been charged but later turned emails over to prosecutors that pointed to Maida driving at the time of the crash.


Information from: Sun Sentinel , https://www.sun-sentinel.com/

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