Two sentenced in Southaven fatal drag racer case - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Two sentenced in Southaven fatal drag racer case

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - Two DeSoto County men convicted of manslaughter in a 2004 street racing incident that ended in a death have been sentenced to jail terms.

Jerrod Free, of Nesbit, and Timothy McNeely, of Hernando, pleaded guilty in November to manslaughter as a result of their actions that led to a two-vehicle crash in Horn Lake.

Horn Lake police say Free and McNeely were racing east on Goodman Road during rush-hour traffic when Free's Mustang slammed into the side of a car driven by 57-year-old Laura Ann Magill.

Magill died as a result of the injuries she received in the collision.

Free was sentenced yesterday to five years in prison with another five years supervised probation and ten years of unsupervised probation.

McNeely, who was drag racing with Free, was sentenced to three years in prison with five years supervised probation and 12 years unsupervised probation.

Both were fined $1,000 by Circuit Court Judge Bobby Chamberlin.

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