Harry Easter sentence for deaths of Gwendolyn Demby, Cordelia Roberts, Eugene Johnson

3:51 PM, Jul 18, 2013   |    comments
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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A District Heights man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after a car accident that left three dead and one injured. 

Harry Easter, 37, was found guilty of motor vehicle manslaughter, driving under the influence causing life-threatening injuries and related charges in May.

On June 5, 2011, Easter rear-ended another vehicle on Indian Head Highway in Oxon Hill. 

"The collision was so violent that it pushed that vehicle into a tree and the engine block was thrown from the vehicle," officials said.  

Gwendolyn Demby, Cordelia Roberts and Eugene Johnson were killed in the crash and Demby's husband, Tim, was serious injured.

Easter had a prior DUI conviction, a factor that the judge considered in the sentencing.

"It is almost unbelievable that he would get behind the wheel and drive drunk when he had previously been convicted of a DUI.  His selfish actions took three lives and forever changed the lives of multiple families," Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks said in a news release.

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