Man pleads guilty to killing 7 in wreck

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Associated Press

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 3:06 PM

CLINTON, La. (AP) — The 30-year-old man accused of killing seven people in a May 30 head-on collision has pleaded guilty to seven counts of vehicular homicide in Clinton.

State District Judge William G. Carmichael on Monday set March 12 as a sentencing hearing for Brett G. Gerald of Greensburg.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/VZUl9Z) Gerald was scheduled to go on trial this week. As a result of the plea, he faces five- to 30-year prison sentences on each count and possible fines ranging from $2,000 to $15,000 per count.

District Attorney Sam D'Aquilla said Gerald was not offered a plea bargain in the case.

Gerald had been celebrating his 30th birthday at a Zachary restaurant and bar before the collision on La. Highway 67 south of Clinton.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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