Tennessee: Keaton Hannah sent to slammer for 20 years for killing Eric Watkins and his infant son while drunk driving
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The Claremore Daily Progress
CLAREMORE — A Rogers County judge Thursday gave a Claremore man two 20-year sentences to run concurrently for two manslaughter charges which claimed the life of a 21-year-old father and his seven-month-old son.
Keaton Leon Hannah, 19, was found guilty on double counts of manslaughter, receiving 20-year sentences for each, and one one-year for one count of leaving the scene of an accident.
Hannah’s convictions stem from his driving while intoxicated on the morning of June 17, 2011, striking a vehicle near QuikTrip in Verdigris, and while attempting to flee the scene, hitting another vehicle head-on, occupied by husband and wife, Eric and Ginger Watkins, and their seven-month-old son, Bryor Watkins, according to court records.
Prior to Thursday’s sentencing of Hannah, friends and relatives of Watkins — including Watkins’ young widow — appealed to Judge J. Dwayne Steidley to give Hannah the “maximum sentence allowable by law.” ….MORE