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Posted on: July 21, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Murphy Found Guilty by Jury for Involuntary Manslaughter 1st Degree

St. Charles County, Missouri- The Office of Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar announces that Paul J. Murphy, 55, of St. Charles, was found guilty by a jury for one count Involuntary Manslaughter 1st degree and three counts of Assault 2nd degree-operating a vehicle under the influence.

Charges arose in March of 2013 when Murphy, while under the influence of alcohol, caused a multi-car crash. Murphy failed to maintain control of his vehicle and travelled into the path of a car, which held three occupants, on the other side of the roadway. All three victims were severely injured. At the time of the crash, one victim was 19 weeks pregnant and the crash resulted in a stillborn birth at the hospital.

Murphy is set for sentencing September 19, 2016 in front of the Honorable Jon Cunningham.


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