Guaman Sentenced to 12 to 14 Years in Dragging Death

Nicolas Dutan Guaman wears headphones to listen to an interpreter as his trial began in Superior Court, Wednesday May 7, 2014, in Worcester, Mass.
Nicolas Dutan Guaman wears headphones to listen to an interpreter as his trial began in Superior Court, Wednesday May 7, 2014, in Worcester, Mass. –AP

Update 12:32 p.m.: Nicolas Guaman, the Ecuadorian immigrant found guilty of manslaughter after hitting and killing a motorcyclist while drunk driving in 2011, has been sentenced to 12 to 14 years in prison.

Guaman was convicted on manslaughter this morning and was found not guilty of second-degree murder.

Original Story: An Ecuadorian immigrant accused of hitting a motorcyclist in Milford while driving drunk and dragging him a quarter mile to his death was found not guilty of murder on Monday. He was found guilty of manslaughter.

Nicolas Guaman, 37, allegedly ran a stop sign before hitting 23-year-old Matthew Denice. Guaman did not stop for a quarter mile, and when he did, Denice was dead.

The Associated Press reported that Guaman was living in the United States illegally and the case became politically charged when immigration became a relevant issue.

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