Man found not guilty of murder in crash that killed teen

A West Babylon man accused of killing a teen while driving drunk was found not guilty of murder, but guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide. Michael Grasing, 34, had been accused of driving drunk

News 12 Staff

Nov 27, 2014, 8:24 AM

Updated 3,471 days ago

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Man found not guilty of murder in crash that killed teen
A West Babylon man accused of killing a teen while driving drunk was found not guilty of murder, but guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide.
Michael Grasing, 34, had been accused of driving drunk and speeding when he hit Brittany Walsh's car two years ago. The 18-year-old died as a result of the crash.
Prosecutors say Grasing had a blood alcohol level four times the legal limit at the time of the crash.
After six hours of deliberations, the jury agreed that prosecutors did not prove Grasing acted with depraved indifference.
Brittany Walsh's father, Tom Walsh, says he hopes the case sends a message to the public that people pay a price when they choose to drink and drive.
Grasing was also convicted of second-degree manslaughter. He faces a sentence of 8 1/3 to 25 years in prison.


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