SANTA ANA, Calif. — A former Marine has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for a deadly drunken driving crash that occurred hours after he attended a driving safety briefing.
Former Lance Cpl. Elijah Ferguson was sentenced Friday in Santa Ana for the crash that killed an Orange County doctor and injured the victim’s wife in February 2008.
The 22-year-old was convicted in December of second-degree murder and driving under the influence causing injury.
The crash occurred after Ferguson attended a safety briefing at Camp Pendleton that addressed the dangers of drunken driving.
Prosecutors say Ferguson rammed into the back of a car in Newport Beach, killing radiologist Michael Sein.
A message was left for deputy public defender Stephen Michael Womack.
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