Man Sentenced To 2 Life Terms For Fatal Accident

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher

PARSONS, Kan. (AP) _ A southeast Kansas man has been given two concurrent life sentences for causing a double-fatality crash while he fled from police.

The Joplin Globe reports 25-year-old Kaston Hudgins of Galena was sentenced Thursday for the 2009 deaths of 41-year-old Teresa Kemp and her 13-year-old daughter, Taylor, both of Pittsburg.

Prosecutors say Hudgins was drinking when he fled from a Cherokee County sheriff's deputy and hit Kemp's vehicle south of Pittsburg.

Teresa Kemp was a teacher in Riverton, where Taylor Kemp was a student.

Hudgins was convicted in March of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of fleeing police.

Before his sentence, Hudgins read a statement in which apologized and said he hoped the Kemp family could forgive him someday.


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