California: Marine Andrew Stueber gets a year in jail for taking his pal’s life in DUI crash


Lance Cpl. Andrew Stueber
From LA Times

A Marine who crashed his speeding sports car into a tree, slicing the vehicle in half and killing a fellow serviceman in the passenger seat, was sentenced Friday to one year in jail and five years probation for the 2009 accident.
A jury in February found Andrew Stueber, 27, guilty of one felony count of vehicular manslaughter for the early-morning crash on Aug. 1, 2009, that left Edmund Vandecasteele dead.
Stueber was also sentenced to two years in state prison, but that sentence was suspended, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney’s office.
Prosecutors said that Stueber was the designated driver for a group of friends — three other Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton — after a night of drinking at a tavern in San Clemente.
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