Wewahitchka man sentenced to five years for DUI manslaughter

Published: Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 03:38 PM.

Jack Husband, Jr., of Wewahitchka was sentenced last week to spend a minimum of four years in prison for DUI manslaughter.

Husband pleaded no contest to the second degree felony which could have brought him a maximum of 15 years in prison.

Circuit Court Judge Shonna Young Gay adjudicated Husband guilty and sentenced him to five years in prison and 10 years probation.

The mandatory minimum Husband must serve is four years.

Gay also told Husband that he could petition after five years to waive the additional term of his probation given he had not violated probation, but that the petition carried no guarantee.

Husband, who had no criminal record at the time of the February 2011 accident that resulted in the charges against him, also had his driver’s license revoked for life.

 Husband was driving on State 71 near Jehu Cemetery Road north of Wewahitchka on Feb. 8, 2011 when his vehicle left the roadway and struck Murray Edwin Sedich.



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