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Driver in Fatal Hit-and-Run of 8-Year-Old Girl Sentenced

James Horton was sentenced Friday in the June 2015 death of Yadielys DeLeon Camacho

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    A speeding Boston driver who left the scene after striking and killing an 8-year-old girl was sentenced to 7-8 years in prison Friday.

    James Horton was sentenced Friday in the June 2015 death of Yadielys DeLeon Camacho. 

    The 45-year-old Horton pleaded guilty Thursday to charges including to manslaughter, leaving the scene of a collision causing death, and driving with a suspended license. 

    Prosecutors say Horton was driving nearly twice the 30 mph speed limit in the Mattapan neighborhood when he struck the girl and her 12-year-old cousin. Yadielys died at the scene. The cousin was seriously injured and still suffers from headaches and dizzy spells. 

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    Yadielys DeLeon was killed in the crash and her 12-year-old cousin was injured; police have arrested 45-year-old James Horton. (Published Sunday, June 7, 2015)

    Prosecutors recommended an eight to 10-year prison sentence. Defense attorneys recommended six. 

    Horton said in court he was ashamed and asked for forgiveness.

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