Daniel Leary found guilty - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Jury finds Daniel Leary guilty in motor vehicle homicide trial

Posted: Updated:
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Carmi woman believed to be found dead rescued from mud

    Carmi woman believed to be found dead rescued from mud

    Sunday, August 31 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-08-31 22:53:04 GMT
    A woman, believed to have been found dead, was rescued after being stuck and covered in mud for 24 hours in Carmi, Illinois.
    A woman, believed to have been found dead, was rescued after being stuck and covered in mud for 24 hours in Carmi, Illinois.
  • Weather not stopping Labor Day weekend plans at Rend Lake

    Weather not stopping Labor Day weekend plans at Rend Lake

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-09-01 04:12:07 GMT
    The Rend Lake campgrounds and beach we're packed this Labor Day weekend despite several rain showers and an outlook of more rainy weather.
    The Rend Lake campgrounds and beach we're packed this Labor Day weekend despite several rain showers and an outlook of more rainy weather.
  • Everyday Hero: Vince Seyer

    Everyday Hero: Vince Seyer

    Sunday, August 31 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-09-01 03:33:28 GMT
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - He may not be headlining a major concert tour, but Vince Seyer shares his vocal stylings all around Cape Girardeau. “It's something as tiring as it can be sometimes. I love it," said Everyday Hero Vince Seyer.Vince was never a performer growing up-, but family and friends kept asking him to sing at church. Though he suffered from stage fright, he found his most receptive audience at nursing homes. “I was afraid," Seyer said. "I had no courage whatsoever. I was afra...
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - He may not be headlining a major concert tour, but Vince Seyer shares his vocal stylings all around Cape Girardeau. “It's something as tiring as it can be sometimes. I love it," said Everyday Hero Vince Seyer.Vince was never a performer growing up-, but family and friends kept asking him to sing at church. Though he suffered from stage fright, he found his most receptive audience at nursing homes. “I was afraid," Seyer said. "I had no courage whatsoever. I was afra...
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

Almost two and a half years after 29-year-old David Laduzenski was struck and killed by a pickup truck Daniel Leary was driving, a jury has found him guilty of motor vehicle homicide, while under the influence of alcohol and negligent driving.

"It's a sad day for two families, that's all I can say," said Ann Marie Laduzenski, David's mother.

"We're of course relieved to have this over. It's been two and a half years almost since this started, when my son was killed," said Donald Laduzenski, David's father. "And, it's kind of ironic that is the day that he was hit. The same day two years and four months ago."

Thursday afternoon the courtroom was packed with family and friends of both Leary and Laduzenski. And, as the verdict was read, sobs could be heard from loved ones on both sides of the isles.

Laduzenski was killed in March of 2011. The West Springfield native was at a friend's house, when he was struck. During the trial, prosecutors said Laduzenski was standing in the driveway when Leary swerved and hit him, while the defense had said that he was struck after running into the road.

Another significant disagreement in this case was whether or not Leary was impaired at the time of the crash.

Prosecutors say he had a blood alcohol level of .19, while the defense contends the test was wrongly administered.

This was Leary's second trial, as the first ended in a mistrial. 

"Justice has been done," said Ann Marie Laduzenski.

Members of the Leary family declined to comment after the verdict.

Sentencing is set for Monday morning at 11 a.m. Leary could face a minimum of two and a half years, and a maximum of 15 years in state prison.

Copyright 2013 WSHM (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

 

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.