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Sentencing in Auburn Vehicular Homicide


State v. Nicholas Windsor Anderson


Sentencing in Auburn Vehicular Homicide: A 40-year-old man was sentenced today to an exceptional sentence of 592 months in prison for a collision that killed four passengers in the car he was driving in Auburn on October 25, 2014. A fifth passenger was seriously injured in the collision. A jury earlier this month convicted the defendant, Nicholas Windsor Anderson, on four counts of Vehicular Homicide (DUI), and one count of Vehicular Assault (DUI) and Reckless Driving as charged. The defendant was under the influence of alcohol and driving at a high rate of speed on Auburn Way South when the car he was driving went off the roadway and into a ditch before slamming into a tree and three utility boxes. Anderson’s sentence range was 258 to 328 months in prison, which included sentencing enhancements. Prosecutors recommended an exceptional sentence of 460 months. Today’s sentencing was before Judge Cheryl Carey at the the Maleng Regional Justice Center. The case is being handled by Senior Deputy Prosecutor Amy Freedheim and Deputy Prosecutor Susan Harrison and paralegal Linsdey Thomas.

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