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Svoboda sentenced for vehicular homicide

Ed Svoboda has been sentenced to between four and 14 years of incarceration and a $5000 fine for aggravated vehicular homicide.

The charges relate to the death of his wife two years ago.

Svoboda pled “no contest” to the charge as part of a plea agreement.

Defense attorney Rob Oldham told the court during the sentencing hearing on Thursday that Svoboda chose to enter this plea not because he refuses to take responsibility for what happened to Kathleen, but because, “He really does not recall all of the details of what happened that day.”

In Svoboda’s mind, his attorney said, what happened was a...

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