Massachusetts Man Sentenced After Hitting, Killing Town Official

The Attleboro man who struck and killed a Seekonk town official last year faces three years in prison.

Jacob Lacourse was sentenced Wednesday in Fall River Superior Court.

The 24-year-old Lacourse pleaded guilty in March to leaving the scene of an accident with death resulting and driving to endanger in connection with the death in January 2015 of Seekonk Assistant Town Clerk Karen McHugh.

The 51-year-old McHugh was struck on the street outside her home. Police connected Lacourse to the scene via a GPS device he was wearing as a condition of bail in a rape case.

Prosecutors recommended a 6 ½- to 10-year prison sentence followed by five years' probation. The defense asked for a two-year jail sentence.

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