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Man sentenced to 75 years for DWI murder

William Rohmer was found guilty in fatal May 2012 crash

SAN ANTONIO – A jury on Tuesday handed down a 75-year prison sentence to a man convicted of murder in a drunken driving crash that killed a motorcyclist.

Jurors deliberated for about an hour before deciding punishment for William Rohmer.

Rohmer was found guilty Friday in the crash that killed 40-year-old Gilbert Chavez on May 2, 2012.

The defendant veered into the wrong lane on Nakoma Drive and crashed head on into Chavez's motorcycle, killing him, prosecutors said.

Jurors learned Monday that Rohmer had been convicted and sent to prison for one of four other drunken driving arrests and that he was arrested for being drunk two months before his trial began.

The punishment range for jurors to consider was five to 99 years to a maximum of life in prison.


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