Man Receives Life In Prison For Killing Woman While Driving Drunk

September 11, 2009

Canada (ChattahBox) – A Canadian judge has ordered a Quebec man to life in prison after he ran over a wheelchair bound woman in what was his 19th drunk driving conviction.

The sentence is the first ever life sentence to be handed down for a drunk driving case in Canada, and has sent a strong message to the country.

Roger Walsh struck Anee Khudaverdian as she wheeled herself down the road with her dog. He sped off and left her to die in a ditch, and was arrested six miles away, still heavily inebriated.

Walsh has been convicted of a total of 144 crimes in all, 19 of which were drunk driving convictions, the others spanning the line from public intoxication to assault.

A judge made it clear that he knew the man, who had shown no concern or remorse when striking down Ms Khudaverdian, was sure to commit further crimes based on his criminal pattern.

It is not clear whether Walsh will appeal his sentence, or if his lawyer will advise him to.



One Response to “Man Receives Life In Prison For Killing Woman While Driving Drunk”

  1. Old Man Dotes on September 11th, 2009 12:33 pm

    It’s a little too lenient, but death by slow torture might be seen as a little too much like North Korea, so I suppose life in prison will have to do.

    Drunk drivers are simply murderers looking for victims.

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