WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — A man who hit a bicyclist and left him to die has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Paul Maida, 33, was sentenced Monday. He was convicted last July of leaving the scene of a fatal crash, driving with a suspended license and filing a false report. He was acquitted of a DUI manslaughter charge.
George Morreale, 65, was riding his bike on a Boca Raton street in April 2014 when he was fatally struck by a pickup truck.
Maida had tried to blame his ex-girlfriend, 27-year-old Bianca Fichtel. She had initially been charged but later turned emails over to prosecutors that pointed to Maida driving at the time of the crash.
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