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UPDATE - Wood County man sentenced in reckless homicide case


UPDATE - A Wood County man was sentenced to ten years in prison and seven years extended supervision on a reckless homicide charge.

John French was charged with 2nd degree reckless homicide following a crash in 2011 that killed Robert Walker.  Investigators say French was texting and driving at the time.

The court reviewed statements by Walker's family and letters from the community during today's sentencing.


WOOD COUNTY (WAOW) -- A Wood County man accused of killing someone while he was texting and driving will appear in court on Thursday.

According to a criminal complaint, John French was involved in a car crash that killed Robert Walker last year.

French is charged with reckless homicide.

Police say French told them he was texting during the crash.

Online court records show he's in court Thursday for an initial appearance and preliminary hearing.

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