On Thursday, an Orange County, Calif., jury found Adam Harrison Hall guilty of second-degree murder in the death of a woman who was killed while trying to save a lost dog.
According to Friday's Orange County Register, the 29-year-old man could be sent to prison for 20 years to life for the deadly incident which took place in Laguna Niguel back on Feb. 13, 2011.
Killed that day was Mara Lynnes Steves, 48. At the time that Steves was run down, she was attempting to find the owner of a lost Labrador retriever.
The dog, "Max," was also injured in the accident, but did survive.
At the time of the accident, Hall was driving under the influence of several drugs, including methamphetamine, morphine, painkillers, antianxiety pills, muscle relaxers, insomnia medication and other drugs.
Following the verdict, Mara Steves' husband, John, stated:
There are no winners in this case,"
"I will never get Mara back, and my children will never have their mother back, but justice has been served for Mara. (Hall) cannot cause so much pain and agony to another family like the pain he has inflicted on us."
Prior story on this incident here.
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