A man who pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in a wreck that claimed the life of a four-month-old girl was sentenced Monday to the maximum 12 years in prison.
Bryant Deshannon Houston, 39, had faced a sentencing range of 8-12 years.
Judge Barry Steelman opted for the 12 years after hearing from Katherine Spalding, the mother of the infant, and other witnesses.
The wreck happend in May 2010 at the 5100 block of Highway 153 when Ms. Spalding tried to turn left from the southbound lane into a business. Her Ford Mustang was hit by Houston, who was traveling north in his Lincoln Continental. The infant died several days later.
Houston pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, two counts of vehicular assault and DUI.
Ms. Spalding and passenger John Moore were also seriously hurt.