Fort Worth man guilty of intoxication manslaughter in crash that killed two friends

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FORT WORTH -- A jury found a 24-year-old man guilty on two counts of intoxication manslaughter Wednesday for killing two 24-year-old friends in a collision two years ago.

Arturo DeLaHoya, who was 21 at the time of the wreck, faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine on each count. The jury began deliberating DeLaHoya's sentence Thursday afternoon.

The three men were with a group of friends on Oct. 23, 2010, watching a mixed martial arts contest on pay-per-view, according to testimony. After the fight was over about 10:30 p.m., DeLaHoya left in his Chevrolet Avalanche pickup with Angel Zuniga and Juan Rodriguez.

Mariana Mancha, whose son Juan Rodriguez died in the collision, said her son had a 4-year-old son when he died and his wife was pregnant.

Mitch Mitchell, 817-390-7752

Twitter: @mitchmitchel3

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