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Trucker found guilty of negligent homicide in girl's death - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

September 17, 2014

Trucker found guilty of negligent homicide in girl's death

Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:08 am | Updated: 9:37 pm, Wed Jun 25, 2014.

TEXAS CITY — A jury on Wednesday partially granted the prosecution’s request to “send a message” about the death of an 11-year-old girl run over by a big rig at a Texas City school bus stop, sentencing a truck driver to four years in a state penitentiary.

Hector Pena, 47, had been charged with manslaughter in the Sept. 24, 2012 death of Christina Marie Lopez. He was instead found guilty of the lesser charge of criminally negligent homicide.

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