Man gets up to 50 years in W.Va. officer's death

Sgt. Michael Todd May was killed when his cruiser was struck by a drunk driver fleeing police

By Steve Barrett

WAYNESBURG, Pa. — A West Virginia man convicted in December of third-degree murder in the death of an officer killed during a vehicle pursuit in Greene County last February was sentenced Tuesday to serve 25 to 50 years in prison.

Jerod Green, 36, of Morgantown was sentenced by Greene County Judge William Nalitz to serve 18 to 36 years for third-degree murder, five to 10 years for homicide by vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and two to four years for fleeing or attempting to elude police and drunken driving. All of those sentences will run consecutively.

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