(WABI) – Heath St. Louis was accused of recklessly driving a car that crashed on the North Road in Sebec, killing his two friends back in October of 2004.
After nearly three days of testimony, the verdict is finally reached… guilty on two counts of manslaughter.
Prosecutors say St. Louis was drunk and driving much too fast when he crashed. That crash killed his two best friends, 21-year old Drake Martell and 22-year old Eli Russell.
The defense claimed that St. Louis was actually a passenger in the backseat, but in the end, jurors unanimously sided with the prosecution. St. Louis plans to appeal, but the D.A. says it was a fair and just verdict.
St. louis is free on bail, but is expected to receive his sentence in the near future.