Man sentenced in vehicular manslaughter case

SANTA BARBARA — Fabian Maduena, 21, pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter and received a 21-year sentence following three felony and two misdemeanor charges connected to events leading to the death of a mother of five children.

Rosario Silvestre, 41, was ejected from her Volkswagen Jetta when Maduena’s speeding vehicle clipped her car on the 101 freeway.

Maduena fled the scene, was subsequently apprehended and failed a field sobriety arrest, leading to charges of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, possession of marijuana for sale, and flight from the scene of a fatal accident. Maduena was also found to have been driving with a suspended license without proof of insurance.

Man sentenced in vehicular manslaughter case was last modified: July 18th, 2012 by admin
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