Plea deal possible for suspected drunk driver who killed Boy Scout

A plea deal is possible for a suspected drunk driver accused of killing a Boy Scout in Manorville.

News 12 Staff

Jan 28, 2019, 10:51 PM

Updated 1,995 days ago

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A plea deal is possible for a suspected drunk driver accused of killing a Boy Scout in Manorville.
Police say 59-year-old Thomas Murphy played golf and drank vodka before he got behind the wheel of his vehicle and plowed into a group of Boy Scouts, killing 12-year-old Andrew McMorris.
Holding back tears, Alisa McMorris and her family joined more than two dozen Boy Scouts and their families as they filled a Central Islip courtroom Monday afternoon.
"On Sept. 30, I lost a piece of my heart," the mother said.
Inside the courtroom, the judge for the first time discussed the possibility of resolving the case with a plea deal.
Stephen McCarthy, Murphy's attorney, read a statement from his client that said Murphy accepts responsibility for his actions and has gone to counseling.
"It remains my ultimate intention to accept responsibility for my role in this tragic accident," it read.
The next court date is set for March 25, when it will be decided whether a plea will be made or if the case will continue to trial. If convicted, Murphy could face up to 25 years in prison.


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