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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

John H. Strickland Jr.

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)

Court hearing in Strickland case set Monday

The man accused of killing a brother and sister last year after allegedly driving under the influence of a variety of drugs is set to appear in court Monday for a hearing where court records indicate he could plead guilty to at least one count of aggravated DUI. (September 20, 2013, Page 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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