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Man accused of killing fiancé in drunk driving accident pleads guilty
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BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Shawn MacNevin, the man allegedly responsible for a New Year's Day drunk driving crash that killed his passenger, 37-year-old Elizabeth Horlieca, plead guilty to manslaughter and aggravated OUI in a Bangor court Thursday morning. 

Police said 42-year-old Shawn MacNevin was driving on Finson Road on Jan. 1 when he crashed the vehicle into a tree. The passenger in that crash and MacNevin's long-time fiance died as a result. According to the Medical Examiner, Horlieka died of a broken neck. 

Deputy District Attorney, Mike Roberts, says MacNevin had three OUI's in the 90's. 

In court Thursday, the victim's sister spoke to the judge saying MacNevin shouldn't spend time in prison. "Won't make a difference. He'll live a lifetime knowing he killed my sister," she said. 

The defense is asking for two years behind bars, while the prosecution wants four.  

"I made a poor choice that night and I take full responsibility for what I've done. I don't really know what else to say other than I'm honestly and truly sorry for what I've done," MacNevin said to the court.

Roberts says the judge will not impose a sentence Thursday but will hand down the sentence at 9 a.m. next Thursday, Oct. 1. 


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