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Man found guilty of manslaughter

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From page A1 | October 09, 2013 | 3 Comments

A man with eight prior DUI convictions was found guilty of gross negligence vehicular manslaughter on Oct. 1.

A South Lake Tahoe jury convicted Larry Lee Halverson of gross negligence vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and hit-and-run causing injury, a press release stated.

Testimony revealed that Halverson was driving his Nissan Pathfinder on Ski Run Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe under the influence on Sept. 4, 2011, with a suspended license from a prior DUI. He hit a pedestrian, a 51-year-old South Lake Tahoe resident, crossing the boulevard. The victim died from injuries 31 days after the incident in a Reno, Nev. hospital.

Halverson had eight prior DUI convictions. Under the 1996 amendment to the charge of gross negligence vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, or “Courtney’s Law,” Halverson faces 15-years-to-life as a habitual offender with qualifying DUI convictions.

“These types of habitual offenders threaten the safety and well-being of our community and my office will prosecute these offenders to the fullest extent of the law,” District Attorney Vern Pierson said.

Chief Assistant Bill Clark and Deputy District Attorney Katie Dobler prosecuted the trial.

Contact Cole Mayer at 530-344-5068 or cmayer@mtdemocrat.net. Follow @CMayerMtDemo.

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  • Kit CarsonOctober 09, 2013 - 9:17 am

    Good job jury!! This sub-human went to trial simply to try and avoid prison. He can rot in prison now and that is where he belongs. I hope they give him the max. I was in the jury pool but could not be objective for this insect! He is as guilty as the day is long. Bah-bye Larry!

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  • Sarah YatesOctober 09, 2013 - 10:36 am

    I wonder if he had prison time long before his 9th DUI? Seems he should have.

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  • Kit CarsonOctober 10, 2013 - 10:44 am

    I don't think so Sarah, though it was long over due. This puke looked like Timothy Lery the first time I saw him in court. Then his public defender had him get a haircut and shave to make him look like a model citizen. A common tactic by PDs. He had so many current charges the Judge read that I lost count. This danger to society moron got what he deserves. Most people make a mistake and learn from it. This idiot simply didn't get it and now an innocent man is dead because of it.

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