A judge sentenced Thomas Murphy, the Holbrook man convicted of driving drunk and killing Boy Scout Andrew McMorris and injuring four others, to 8 1/3 to 25 years in prison.
The case has been an emotional rollercoaster. Here are some of the major moments.
Oct. 10, 2018: Murphy's attorney reads a statement taking responsibility for his role in the crash and says he will “cooperate fully.” A grand jury indicts Murphy with aggravated vehicular homicide and assault.
Jan. 28, 2019: Justice Fernando Camacho says Murphy’s lawyer is trying to negotiate a plea deal.
Spring 2019: Camacho issues Murphy an ultimatum: Take responsibility or go to trial. Murphy pleads not guilty.
Late 2019: The trial begins and Camacho dismisses four of the 16 charges, finding they were not “legally sustainable.”
Dec. 18, 2019: After deliberating for a day, the jury ends the six-week trial by finding Murphy guilty of the remaining nine charges.
Sept. 30: Camacho denies a request for a new trial, rejecting claims Murphy did not receive a fair trial because jurors discussed the case before deliberations.