25 Years in Prison for DUI Manslaughter

25 Years in Prison for DUI Manslaughter

William Michael Melendez, 35 years old, was convicted last Monday to 25 years in prison for DUI manslaughter.

While some of David Odom’s closest friends and relatives shared their memories at the Palm Beach County Courthouse, the rest sat still as they listened Circuit Judge Charles Burton render his verdict. The punishment was less than 30 years maximum possible sentence for charges on DUI and failure to render aid.

“You’re sitting here today having taken another human life, whether intentional or not,” the judge told Melendez.

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