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Last updated 1:29PM ET
July 19, 2018
WOUB Local News
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Zanesville man sentenced to eight years
(WOUB) - A Zanesville man was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison for a traffic accident that killed two people.

The Zanesville Times Recorder reports that Michael Shaffer also had his license suspended for 15 years and was ordered to pay nearly $8,000 in restitution.

On October 14th, 2005, Shaffer was arrested after being accused of running a red light on Maysville Pike the day before.

The accident killed Gail and Beverly Singer.

When Shaffer entered a guilty plea on June 29th, 2006, he banged his head on the table and became emotionally distraught.

He underwent several competency evaluations and was found competent and fully prepared for sentencing.

Shaffer was charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and one count of reckless operation for the accident.

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