A convicted drunken driver who killed a woman in Fort Worth two years ago was sentenced Friday to wear a bracelet with the victim’s name on it and spend certain holidays, her birthday and the date of her death in jail -- for the next 10 years.
Christopher Campbell, 22, also was sentenced to the next 30 days in jail. He also must repay the victim’s family $22,000 in funeral expenses.
Campbell received his sentence in Tarrant County District Court after pleading guilty to intoxication manslaughter in the August 9, 2009, death of 24-year-old Rene Horton.
He crashed into the back of her car near Seventh Street and University Boulevard. He was drunk and speeding at the time, police said.
Prosecutors said they came up with the unique punishment after talking with Horton’s family.
The holidays he must spend in jail include Christmas, Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July.
His probation lasts for 10 years. If he fails to follow the conditions, he could be ordered to prison, prosecutors said.
In court, Horton’s mother told Campbell he took a beautiful life, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.
Campbell apologized and asked for forgiveness, the newspaper said.
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