November 21, 2017
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Prosecutors seek five-year prison sentence in West Paris manslaughter case

By Christopher Crosby, Sun Journal

PARIS — Prosecutors recommended a five-year prison sentence for Kristina Lowe, 21, of Oxford, convicted last month on two counts of manslaughter and one count of leaving the scene of a high-speed crash that killed two West Paris teens in 2012.

In a sentencing memo filed with Oxford County Superior Court on Friday, Assistant District Attorneys Richard Beauchesne and Joseph O’Connor recommended concurrent 10-year sentences for each manslaughter charge with all but five years suspended and four years of probation, and a consecutive sentence of five years, all suspended, with one year of probation for leaving the scene of an accident.

Each count of manslaughter carries the potential of up to 30 years in prison. Leaving the scene of an accident carries a potential of five years in prison.

Lowe was convicted May 22 by a jury in Oxford County Superior Court. On Thursday, a court clerk said sentencing would be scheduled in July at the earliest.

The accident occurred in the early hours of Jan. 7, 2012, on Route 219 in West Paris, killing Rebecca Mason, 16, and Logan Dam, 19, both of West Paris.

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