Hector Gramajo was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Tuesday in the drunken driving death of a 15-year-old girl in 2009.
Jurors rejected prosecutor’s request for the maximum sentence and the defense team’s request for probation in the intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault trial of Gramajo.
He was sentenced to nine years in prison on the intoxication manslaughter trial and three years on the intoxication assault charge.
Gramajo, 32, was driving drunk, prosecutors said, when he ran a red light and slammed his pickup truck broadside into a van with four teenagers inside on the night of July 26, 2009.
The van’s driver Andrea Blanco, 15, was killed.
April Davila, 13, a passenger in the van, was seriously injured.
Judge Mary Roman ordered that Gramajo’s sentences run consecutively, meaning he must serve a total of 12 years.