Man who killed 2 fleeing, sentenced to 20 years

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Associated Press

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 7:02 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 18 at 7:02 AM

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — An Alabama man who killed two people while fleeing Border Patrol near the Texas-Mexico border has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

U.S. District Judge Alia Moses sentenced 39-year-old David Steiner on Tuesday for felony assault of a Border Patrol agent.

The U.S. Attorney's office said Steiner was driving a stolen vehicle in May 2012, when he drove at agents trying to avoid a traffic stop near Comstock. Agents later came upon an accident where Steiner had hit an oncoming vehicle killing two passengers and seriously injuring the driver.

The judge also ordered Steiner to pay $4,390 in restitution for the vehicle he stole and wrecked.

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