Sunday, March 28, 2010

Deal Worked Out In Vehicular Homicide Case

A Jackson County man will report to jail next month to finish out the rest of a four-month jail term he has been given in a vehicular homicide case. 47-year-old Anthony Lee Curts of Gainesboro had originally been charged with second-degree murder in the death of 71-year-old Ernest Preston Fulton at a home on North Pine Hill Road. Police say they had been out for a drive and had gotten into an argument when Curtis allegedly ran the vehicle into Fulton. But prosecutors say they couldn't prove intent to murder or that alcohol was involved, so they agreed to a deal in which Curtis pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide due to recklessness in return for the sentence. He will also be on probation for ten years.