Teen gets 8 years after cousin dies in drunk-driving crash

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A Garland teenager pleaded guilty Monday to intoxication manslaughter and received an eight-year prison sentence.

Cristian Leos, 19, was driving drunk when his vehicle crashed July 16, 2012. The crash resulted in the death of his cousin, Bonifacio Leos-Castanon, 18, of Dallas, who was a passenger in the car. The wreck occurred in the 3000 block of westbound Texas 114 in Southlake, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.

Leos-Castanon died from massive blunt force trauma of the chest, abdomen, pelvis and right lower extremity. The manner of death was listed as vehicular homicide, the medical examiner’s website said.

Leos will have to serve six years of his sentence before he is eligible for parole, according to a prosecutor with the Tarrant County district attorney’s office.

Mitch Mitchell, 817-390-7752 Twitter: @mitchmitchel3

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