A North Texas man convicted by a jury of intoxication manslaughter in the drunken-driving crash that killed a family of three has received a lengthy prison sentence.
A judge in Fort Worth sentenced Benjamon Todd Stewart on Tuesday to 22 years in prison for the July 2013 deaths in Arlington of 40-year-old Najib Intidam, his 27-year-old wife Hanane Intidam and 11-month-old daughter Nour.
A Tarrant County jury deliberated for several hours over two days in September before finding the 43-year-old motorist guilty of three intoxication manslaughter counts and one of failing to stop and render aid.
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Stewart chose to have his sentence set by state District Judge Scott Wisch instead of the jury. He could have been sentenced to up to 70 years in prison.