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Postal worker sentenced in death of jogger

Associated Press / January 12, 2011

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A US Postal Service worker has been sentenced to nine months in jail after admitting to hitting and killing a jogger with his postal service truck. John Cahill of Braintree pleaded guilty on Monday to negligent motor vehicle homicide, speeding, and a marked lanes violation in the August 2009 death of James Zupkofska, 45, a Norfolk County sheriff’s deputy, who was struck about a block from his Weymouth home and died at a hospital. Cahill, 50, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years, with nine months to serve and the balance suspended for five years. Zupkofska, who competed in triathlons, served with the sheriff’s honor guard and was a member of its bicycle team. Cahill’s lawyer has said visibility was poor.