Man Who Made Taco Bell Run After Hitting, Killing Pedestrian in Springfield Pleads Guilty - NECN
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Man Who Made Taco Bell Run After Hitting, Killing Pedestrian in Springfield Pleads Guilty

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    Man Who Made Taco Bell Run After Hitting, Killing Pedestrian in Springfield Pleads Guilty

    A Massachusetts man police say made a Taco Bell run after striking and killing a pedestrian with his vehicle has been sentenced to up to six years in prison.

    The Republican newspaper reports that 68-year-old Robert Loranger, of Springfield, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to charges including motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence of alcohol.

    Prosecutors say Loranger struck 51-year-old Harry Fernandez late in the morning on Sept. 9, 2016, drove from the scene, and went to a Taco Bell drive-thru.

    Loranger originally told police he thought he hit a cardboard box. In court Wednesday, he told the judge he doesn't remember striking anyone because he had been drinking.

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    Marjory Stoneman Douglas High senior Emma Gonzalez had a message for president Donald Trump and for other politicians on their failure to enact sensible gun laws: "BS." Gonzalez was one of several survivors to speak at a rally held outside the Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to speak out against the gun lobby.

    (Published Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018)

    His lawyer sought a lighter sentence, saying his client has health issues and alcohol abuse has ruined his life.

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