Abilene man sentenced to 13 years in killing of motorcyclist

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ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – An Abilene man has been found guilty of killing a motorcyclist over 3 years ago is currently standing trial.

Thursday morning, a jury decided to convict Daniel Patrick Jones, 44, for Criminal Negligent Homicide and Manslaughter. 

Jones was sentenced to 13 years for manslaughter.

Jones is accused of striking Robert Harrington’s bike at the intersection of I-20 and Old Anson Road on September 29, 2014.

Early reports indicated Jones’ car ran over the motorcycle. 

Harrington, 48, was pronounced dead at the scene, and Jones was transported to the Law Enforcement Center for questioning.

According to the Abilene Police Department, The initial investigation revealed the driver of the motorcycle pulled in front of a Nissan Rogue and then applied the brakes.

The investigation continued, and the exact circumstances aren’t clear, but detectives found evidence that indicated the Nissan Rogue Driver, Jones, was at fault. 

Jones was not arrested for his alleged crimes until September 23, 2015. 

BigCountryHomepage will let you know what comes of this case, so stay tuned for updates.

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