TribLIVE

| USWorld


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

Bicyclist pleads guilty to manslaughter in Calif.

Daily Photo Galleries

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

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. FBI’s 2001 anthrax attack investigation questioned
  2. Bush officials gave CIA wide latitude on interrogation tactics
  3. Supreme Court won’t stop gay marriages in Florida
  4. Replacement part beamed up to space station
  5. Traffic deaths down 3 percent
  6. Police, backers say furor masks facts in Garner’s death in NYC
  7. Pediatricians group recommends IUDs, implants as birth control for sexually active teens
  8. Calif. storm brings floods, landslide
  9. Federal injunction stops Arizona from enforcing policy of denying driver’s licenses to young immigrants
  10. FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.