Kenyan jailed in USA for involuntarily killing cop

Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon is an investigative journalist and publisher of TODAY NEWS AFRICA L.L.C. based in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S.A. His twitter handle is @simonateba and his email is simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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A 33-year old Kenyan, who was convicted early this month for involuntarily causing the death of a Massachusetts State Police Trooper, was sentenced on Thursday afternoon to 5-7 years in prison, CBS Boston reported.

David Njuguna was convicted for causing the death of Trooper Thomas Clardy in March 2016.

Clardy was 44 years old and an 11-year veteran of the State Police. He was married and the father of seven children.

The Webster resident was found guilty on November 12 in Worcester Superior Court of involuntary manslaughter, misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide, and operating to endanger in the crash that killed Clardy.

CBS Boston reported that “Njuguna’s car slammed into the back of the Clardy’s cruiser, which was parked during a traffic stop on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Charlton”.

Prosecutors said Njuguna was speeding and high on marijuana at the time of the crash.

CBS Boston reported that “Prosecutors sought 10-12 year sentence for involuntary manslaughter, saying it reflects “high degree of recklessness.” but Judge Janet Kenton-Walker opted to sentence Njuguna to 5-7 years instead.

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