California: DUI killer Adam Close was three times the legal limit when he slaughtered Than Thanh Le

From Milpitas Post
Adam Close, a 24-year-old Milpitas resident who killed a 65-year-old Milpitas man on Jacklin Road last August in a high-speed collision, faced the victim’s family at a San Jose Hall of Justice court hearing Friday.

“He essentially apologized for what happened,” Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Katrina Ohde said.

Close, who pleaded no contest in December to gross vehicular manslaughter, expressed regret over his actions to both the victim’s family and his own family, Ohde said.

During the court hearing that ended at 5 p.m. Friday and was continued at the judge’s direction to this week, she added the defense attorney, the prosecution, and the victim and defendant’s families were also able to either present their cases or address the court.

“I argued for prison,” Ohde said, adding the prosecution’s recommendation was that Close serve either six years or 10 years.

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