Drunk driver who killed Long Island Boy Scout, 12, found guilty

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December 18, 2019 - 2:51 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A Long Island man who killed a Boy Scout while driving drunk was convicted Wednesday.

Thomas Murphy, 60, was found guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide and manslaughter, WABC reports. He faces between 8 1/3 and 25 years in prison. 

In September of 2018, Murphy had been drinking vodka heavily on a golf course. Driving away from the course, he swerved his SUV off Manorville Road and into a group of five Boy Scouts walking along the shoulder. 

Andrew McMorris, 12, was killed in the crash. 

Prosecutors claimed that Murphy's blood alcohol content was 0.19 percent at the time of the crash, more than twice the legal limit. He had reportedly been offered a ride home but declined.

WABC reports that witnesses say Murphy was unstable on his feet and was seen slurring his words before getting behind the wheel. 

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