Ex-Culpeper cop gets 36 months for woman’s death

Posted at 2:41 PM, Feb 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-01 14:41:02-05

CULPEPER, Va. (WTVR) — A former Culpeper police officer who shot and killed a woman in front of a school has been sentenced.

WUSA reports Daniel Harmon-Wright was sentenced on Friday to 36 months in jail.

Harmon-Wright was found guilty of manslaughter earlier this week for killing Patricia Cook in the parking lot of a school in February of 2012.

Harmon-Wright had faced up to 25 years in prison.

WUSA reports the judge denied the defense’s request for a mistrial. Sentencing has been delayed over allegations that jurors had used a dictionary during deliberations.

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