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Life Sentence for DUI Driver Who Crashed Into Lancaster Home, Killing Elderly Woman

Posted by Fay Arfa | Feb 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Lancaster man was sentenced today to 15 years to life in state prison for crashing into a Lancaster home, killing a 71-year-old woman who was in her bedroom, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Sun Chung said a jury found Aaron Daniel Benson of Lancaster guilty on Dec. 23, 2015, of one count each of second-degree murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury within 10 years of another DUI offense and driving with a .08 percent blood alcohol content causing injury within 10 years of another DUI offense.

On March 29, 2015, Benson had a blood alcohol level that was more than twice the legal limit when he drove on West Avenue J-12 and then crashed into Patricia Ann Holmes' bedroom, the prosecutor said. Holmes was lying in her bed at the time. She died as a result of the injuries, according to testimony at the trial.

Benson already had a 2011 DUI conviction.

Case MA065673 was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Lancaster Station.

Los Angeles County District Attorney / Case MA065673 / February 11, 2016

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