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Bicyclist pleads guilty to manslaughter in Calif.

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By The Associated Press
Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 7:21 p.m.
 

SAN FRANCISCO — A bicyclist pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter for running down a 71-year-old pedestrian in what San Francisco's top prosecutor said Tuesday appeared to be the first such conviction of its kind in the nation.

Under the unusual plea deal last week, Chris Bucchere, 37, would not serve any jail time and instead would be sentenced to three years of probation and sentenced to 1,000 hours of community service in the death of Sutchi Hui of San Bruno, District Attorney George Gascon said.

“Our goal is to send a message to cyclists about safety,” Gascon said. “Just because you are riding a bicycle doesn't mean all bets are off. ”

— Associated Press

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