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Man Convicted In W. Va. Sheriff Deputy’s Death Sentenced

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WAYNESBURG (KDKA) — The man found guilty in the 2012 death of a West Virginia sheriff’s sergeant was back in court Tuesday.

Jerod Green was sentenced to 25 to 50 years in prison for third degree murder, homicide by vehicle, driving under the influence and other charges in the death of Monongalia County, W. Va. Sheriff’s Sgt. Todd May.

Green was convicted late last year of killing May during a police chase that started in West Virginia and ended in Greene County, Pa.

When asked by the judge if he had anything to say, Green said: “I just want to tell the family I feel sorry for their loss.”

During an emotional victim impact statement, Frank May, the victim’s brother, told a Greene County judge that Green had many opportunities to change his pattern of drinking and driving but refused.

“He had a ninth chance when he crashed his vehicle into my brother like a missile. I think he’s had enough chances,” said May.

“A just life was lost and a selfish life was spared,” May added. “My kids ask me, ‘How did the bad guy win and our uncle is dead?’ My mother makes a pitcher of tea for him every day hoping he’ll come back and pour a glass with her. We lost one of our finest. We ask for the maximum sentence on all counts.”

Green also faces separate DUI charges in West Virginia.

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