Kansan gets more than 16 years in prison for fatal crash

MINNEAPOLIS, Kan. (KSNT) —  Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said on Friday that a Bennington man was sentenced for two counts of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence.

Thirty-five-year-old Jason Leroy Jeardoe was sentenced to 195 months, or more than 16 years, by Judge Rene S. Young in Ottawa county District Court. He will served his sentence at the Kansas Department of Corrections.

He was sentenced after being convicted by a jury of two counts of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence and a traffic infraction. The charges stemmed from a fatal crash that happened in April of 2014 in which Jason and Emma Jo Pisocki died. Both were from Shawnee county.

The case was investigated by the Kansas Highway Patrol. Assistant Attorney General Karen Wittman of Schmidt’s office and Ottawa County Attorney Jason Parks prosecuted the case.

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