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Berlin Speeding Tragedy Leads to Lengthy Jail Time

Posted by James Aspell | Apr 02, 2008 | 0 Comments

A New Britain man convicted in a crash that killed five people was sentenced to 79 years in prison Wednesday. Kevin Cales, 34, who has an extensive criminal history, was accused of chasing his 21-year-old ex-girlfriend Maryneliz Jimenez on Chamberlin Highway in Berlin in May 2006. She had four passengers with her and prosecutors said speeds reached more than 100 mph. Her car hit a grove of trees and split in half before bursting into flames. Something like this is just such a pointless loss. 5 people are gone and one young man will spend the rest of his productive life behind bars. There is nothing that can really make this situation right. The loss of a loved one under circumstances like these will however, in addition to criminal penalties, provide legal grounds for a civil lawsuit to recovery monetary damages for your loss. If you have any questions about traffic accident injries or deaths, feel free to contact me for a free discussion of your matter.

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Principal since August 1, 2006 James F. Aspell is the principal and managing attorney of the firm which he started in 2006 following 20 years of litigation practice in a mid -size firm in Hartford, Connecticut. Jim focuses his practice in the areas of worker's compensation and personal injury l...


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