Man accused in fatal hit-and-run at 9th, Colorado gets jail time

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DENVER — A man accused in a fatal hit-and-run that occurred last year was sentenced to four years in prison in a Denver courtroom Friday.

Nathan Beechley, 31, pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in the death of 35-year-old Johnathan Lewis, according to the Denver District Attorney’s Office.

On April 9, 2013, Beechley struck Lewis while he was walking along the crosswalk at the intersection of 9th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, the DA’s Office said. He then fled the scene.

Beechley has been out on bond, the DA’s Office added.

The court granted a stay of execution on the sentence until Monday.

1 Comment

  • jeff

    The 4 years in incredibly short sentence for causing the death of another. Why does the TV stations only report the crime in depth and not the fact THIS ACTION IS WRONG. You do not hit someone and run away. COWARD! Be a man and face your actions! The TV station should report that this Is totally wrong and killing is totally wrong. A person needs to stand up for their actions. PERIOD. I was raised in Detroit and I stand for more than cowardice.

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