Virginia motorist gets 2 years in pedestrian death

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Henrico County sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to two years in prison in a pedestrian’s hit-and-run death.

Media outlets report a Richmond circuit judge sentenced 52-year-old Barry E. Mallory to the maximum 10 years in prison but suspended eight years of that.

Mallory also was ordered Friday to pay $5,000 to cover burial expenses and had his license suspended for a year.

Court records show 53-year-old William Ralph Teets was thrown nearly 50 feet upon impact Jan. 16.

The judge noted that instead of stopping to assist Teets, Mallory went to pick up his brother and drove past the crash scene to pick up his girlfriend. The trio then returned to the crash scene, where an officer directing traffic noticed damage to Mallory’s car and had him followed.

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