Cusseta man sentenced to 21 years for high school student’s death

Cusseta man sentenced to 21 years for high school student's death (Image 1)

A Cusseta man convicted of killing a high school student in a reckless driving incident has been sentenced to 21 years behind bars. The Opelika-Auburn News reports 31-year-old Aubrey Lamar Weldon III will not be granted probation after sentencing Tuesday.

Weldon was convicted in March for the death of 17-year-old Beulah High School rising senior Andrew David Pugh. Pugh died in August 2013 when his car was hit by Aubrey Weldon. Police say Weldon was driving on a suspended license and under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Police also add Weldon ran a stop sign and was driving at 90 miles per hour — more than double the posted speed.

Weldon’s lawyer has already made a verbal request for an appeal.

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