TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Driver gets 3 1/2 to 7 years in prison for hitting, killing man

Daily Photo Galleries

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 3:39 p.m.
 

A West Mifflin motorist who struck and killed an Etna man will serve 3 12 to 7 years in prison, an Allegheny County judge ordered Tuesday.

Jeffrey Barva-Hamlin, 29, must also serve two years on probation for the death of Chad Vita, 40, said Common Pleas Judge Edward Borkowski. Barva-Hamlin struck and killed Vita on Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield on March 30, 2013.

Police said the two got into an argument hours before the incident.

A jury in April found Barva-Hamlin, a former part-time custodian at Hampton School District, guilty of involuntary manslaughter, homicide by vehicle, accidents involving death or personal injury and reckless driving.

The jury acquitted him of first- and third-degree murder charges.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. ‘Time for bold change,’ Wolf says in outlining $30B budget restructuring taxes
  2. Starkey: Penguins not mortgaging future
  3. Dormont manager resigns to sidestep firing
  4. Cal U fraternity president cited after police arrest 7 in weekend brawl
  5. No tag for Worilds; Steelers cut Moore
  6. Indiana Township man held without bail on drug paraphernalia charges
  7. Pittsburgh’s Downtown tops ranking of small to midsized cities
  8. Penguins acquire defensemen Lovejoy, Cole in deadline deals
  9. Penguins GM Rutherford not counting on Dupuis’ return
  10. Surgeon to examine Pirates’ Cumpton after experiencing elbow discomfort
  11. Spirit Airlines to add daily flights from Latrobe to Chicago O’Hare