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Defense Attorney Sentenced After Man Killed by SUV

Valerie Semensi's lawyer didn't immediately return a call seeking comment

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    Defense Attorney Sentenced After Man Killed by SUV

    A Cohasset, Massachusetts defense attorney has been sentenced to a year of probation after running over and killing a man last year while backing into a parking spot outside Brockton District Court. 

    Authorities say 66-year-old Valerie Semensi was sentenced Wednesday after jurors convicted her of motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation. She's barred from driving for 15 years. 

    Semensi's lawyer didn't immediately return a call seeking comment. 

    Prosecutors say Semensi was backing into a parking space on June 1 when her SUV continued accelerating over a curb and struck 66-year-old John Buckley Jr. Semensi's vehicle then crashed into a building. 

    Buckley, of Bridgewater, later died at a hospital. 

    Authorities say Semensi wasn't found to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 

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