NORWALK, Conn. (AP) _ A state prosecutor has agreed to a plea deal with no prison time for a teenager who struck and killed a jogger in Norwalk last March while driving and surfing the Internet on her cell phone at the same time.
The Hour of Norwalk reports that prosecutor Suzanne Vieux told a state judge Monday that the state and victim’s family have agreed to a suspended prison sentence for 17-year-old Brianna McEwan of New Canaan under Connecticut’s youthful offender program. The program for teenage, first-time offenders seals their cases from public view.
Police said McEwan was viewing the New Canaan High School website on her phone when her SUV struck 44-year-old Kenneth Dorsey, who was jogging along New Canaan Avenue.
Disposition in the case is set for Oct. 26.
Information from: The Hour, http://www.thehour.com
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