Broome Man Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Homicide
A 24-year-old Harpursville man faces a long prison term after admitting responsibility in a wrong-way crash that caused the death of a Chenango County man.
Prosecutors say David Murrer Jr. on Wednesday pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide in Broome County Court.
67-year-old Lynn Baciuska Sr. of Afton was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash that happened on Interstate 88 in the town of Colesville. A car driven by Murrer slammed into a vehicle operated by Baciuska shortly before 11 p.m. on December 28.
Baciuska was partially ejected from his car. His wife, 64-year-old Synthia Baciuska, was seriously hurt.
State police investigators said Murrer's blood alcohol content after the crash was measured at 0.16 percent.
A grand jury in July indicted Murrer on several other charges including DWI, assault and reckless driving.
Judge Joseph Cawley is scheduled to sentence Murrer on December 8.
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