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Driver convicted in hit-and-run death of first grader

1 year 7 months 3 weeks ago February 28, 2015 Feb 28, 2015 Saturday, February 28 2015 February 28, 2015 3:17 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Caroline McDougall

NEW ORLEANS - The hit-and-run driver responsible for the death of a first-grader last February will spend 10 to 40 years in prison, after being convicted of manslaughter.

Arthur Toledano was found guilty Friday in the death of 6-year-old Shaud Wilson, who was struck by Toledano's speeding vehicle while walking in a crosswalk Feb. 3, 2014. The boy's 9-year-old sister, Shanaya Wilson, also was struck, but survived.

Sources say the 23-year-old Toledano admitted he fled the scene and returned to his home 1.1 miles away. He never called authorities but was arrested about 5 1/2 hours later when New Orleans police, acting on a tip, converged on the home and found the damaged car and its driver.

Toledano will be sentenced Wednesday.

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