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Apr 2, 2015 2:46 PM

Former executive Robert Dellinger sentenced to 9 years in prison for deadly crash

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NORTH HAVERHILL - A former Fortune 500 executive has been sentenced to nine years in prison for killing a Vermont couple and their unborn child.

Robert Dellinger, 54, drove his pickup truck across a highway median at more than 100 mph and smashed into an SUV in December 2013.

The crash killed 24-year-old Amanda Murphy, who was eight months pregnant, and her fiance, 29-year-old Jason Timmons.

Prosecutors have said Dellinger told investigators he was trying to kill himself at the time of the crash. On Wednesday, Dellinger denied that he had been suicidal.

Dellinger pleaded guilty to negligent homicide and assault.

Dellinger pleaded with the judge for a short sentence as he testified in front of family and friends Wednesday.

"I have to live with what happened for the rest of my life, but please let me serve my sentence so I can return home to my family and begin the healing process," Dellinger said.

He will get credit for 15 months that he has already served.


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