Emotional sentencing for teen who killed classmate in drunk driving crash
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ROCKVILLE–A former RHAM high schooler will spend the next five years behind bars, mourning a classmate he killed on a joyride.
Connor McKee, 18, was drunk when he crashed his pickup into a tree on West Street in Hebron August 6, 2013. Paige Houston, 17, was ejected and died at the scene. Police said McKee was going upwards of 95 mph in a 35 mph zone.
McKee and Houston had been partying with dozens of other teens in the woods not far from the crash site.
McKee accepted a plea deal, pleading guilty to one count of second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle.
“I’m really sorry, I really truthfully am,” McKee said to the Houston family during his sentencing. “I want to be able to visit her grave one day in the future and let her know that I did right by her and maybe she can forgive me.”
After McKee gets…
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