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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Frances Wheat

Driver gets 12 years in Wheats’ deaths

On the day after what would have been Sarah Wheats’ 24th birthday, her family spent Monday morning at the Lafayette County Courthouse where the man responsible for her death, and the death of her brother John William Wheat, was sentenced to 12 years in prison. (September 24, 2013, Page 1, 2)

Plea deal possible?

According to court records in a wrongful death suit filed by the mother of the late University of Mississippi students, John and Sarah Wheat who were killed in October, the man charged in their death is expected to plea guilty to one charge of aggravated DUI. (August 15, 2013, Page 1A, 2A)

Wrongful death suit filed in siblings’ death

The mother of a brother and sister killed last year in a wreck has filed a lawsuit against the driver, John H. Strickland Jr., who is facing two counts of aggravated DUI for being under the influence of drugs and other substances when he slammed into the vehicle, killing John and Sarah Wheat. (May 9, 2013, Page 1A, 5A)

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