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Driver Gets 99 Years for North Texas Deputy Death

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    Driver Gets 99 Years for North Texas Deputy Death
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    Deputy Chad Key was a patrol deputy for 77 days before his was killed in the line of duty. Chad leaves behind a wife and three sons, ages 20, 10 and two months old.

    A North Texas man with two previous DWI convictions has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for the death of a deputy who was hit while directing traffic.

    Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown said Monday that jurors in Sherman convicted Ricky Trent Stanley of murder and aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury to a public servant.

    Investigators say the Whitesboro man's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit for driving during the April 2013 wreck that killed Deputy Chad Key. Key was struck while directing traffic near Sherman, about 60 miles north of Dallas.

    Stanley on Friday received 99 years in prison for the murder count and 42 years for the assault conviction, with the penalties to run concurrently.