Medford Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Fatal Crash

A Medford man who was driving under the influence of drugs when his speeding pickup truck ran a red light and plowed into a car, killing its 71-year-old driver, last year was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Tuesday, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota. 

Justin Klein, 24, had been convicted of aggravated vehicular homicide, manslaughter in the second degree, possession of heroin, driving while under a combined influence of drugs, speeding and running a red light. 

The crash that killed Camille Ricciardo, of East Patchogue, occurred on Sills Road in East Patchogue on April 17, 2013 after Klein ran a red light at Gazzola Drive. 

Archie Bunker April 04, 2014 at 04:18 PM
I guess you have no idea how bad the innocent 71's year olds family feels by her being murdered. More intelligent remarks from the snoop
C O April 04, 2014 at 07:42 PM
Pretty sure the JuDGE judged this idiot before we did. 18yrs for murder is absurd? He will be 42 when he gets out. By the average lifespan if an American that gives him another 44yrs to live. There's a family who will never see their mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend ever again. This trashbag made the choice to shove oxy and god knows what else in his face. As for the DA he lost political points when he didn't seal the deal on a life sentence for this POS. Why don't you write him a letter..,.maybe he will listen to you.
Carol Reitz-Butler April 05, 2014 at 09:49 AM
C O April 05, 2014 at 10:42 AM
Not sure if that link was to show an example of an average accident ending in tragedy, or trying to say it can happen to anyone. The article makes no reference to the Mrs Bush being intoxicated or impaired in any way do I don't see the relevance.
Johny Q April 14, 2014 at 10:19 PM
18 Years? Oj Got less time for a double homicide.


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