MILFORD, Conn. -- Fired city police Officer Jason Anderson, who was convicted in the deaths of two Orange teens, faces a possibly lengthy period of incarceration at his sentencing this morning.
Anderson, 37, stood trial in November on two counts of second-degree manslaughter, but was found guilty of a lesser charge: misconduct with a motor vehicle. He was also convicted of reckless driving.
Anderson faces a maximum 10-year prison sentence. He will be sentenced 10 a.m. at Superior Court.
Anderson was traveling 94 mph at 2:15 a.m. June 13, 2009, on the Boston Post Road in Orange when his cruiser hit and killed driver David Servin and passenger Ashlie Krakowski, both 19.
He was not answering an emergency call at the time. Servin's blood-alcohol concentration was seven times over the legal limit as he attempted to turn left from the Post Road onto Dogwood Road.
Anderson is free on $250,000 bail following his Superior Court trial.
Anderson's attorney Hugh Keefe, of New Haven, has filed a motion hoping to set aside the jury's verdict arguing the jurors were confused.
Keefe's motion stated the jury had found Anderson not guilty of misconduct with a motor vehicle in Servin's death and guilty in Krakowski's death, as well as not guilty of the two manslaughter counts. The jurors concluded Servin's conduct "constituted an intervening cause" to the accident, the document argues. Those actions are "inconsistent," the motion says.
Jurors resumed deliberations that day and into Wednesday afternoon, when they found Anderson guilty of the two misconduct counts.
The Servin family received a $2.5 million settlement from the city, while Milford paid the Krakowski estate $3.5 million. The Krakowski estate also received $500,000 from the Servin estate.
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