Rest in Peace now Jim Blihgsne, and may peace now come to your family.
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News
Eighteen years after Juan Carlos Guerrero killed a military retiree in a head-on wreck while driving drunk, fled a hospital and established a new identity in Mexico, a judge hammered him Tuesday with the maximum possible sentence.
But because intoxication manslaughter — and its stiffer penalty range of up to 20 years — wasn't on the law books when Jim Blihgsne was killed in 1993, Guerrero's involuntary manslaughter sentence was 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
“You certainly deserve more than that,” state District Judge Ron Rangel said. “That family waited a long time to get justice.”