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WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) A judge has sentenced a Clarksville man convicted of vehicular homicide to up to 25 years in prison.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports Alexander M. Pothast showed little emotion as the sentence was read Friday in Bremer County District Court.
A jury found him guilty May 7 of one count of homicide by vehicle while drunk and one count of vehicular homicide by reckless driving.
The 20-year-old man crashed a car in 2010, killing 18-year-old passenger Joshua Young, of Waverly.
Young's parents urged Judge Gregg Rosenbladt to give a lengthy sentence.
His mother, Janean Young, told the judge, "We got life without Josh. That sentence is permanent."
Pothast's sentence is for any period up to 25 years, depending on a determination by the Iowa Board of Parole.