Prosecutors say two men facing possible life sentences for their roles in a 2006 car crash that killed a San Francisco police officer have taken plea deals to lesser charges.
Two men facing murder charges in connection with the 2006 crash that killed a San Francisco police officer during a high-speed police chase are now weighing plea offers of 15 years in state prison, after the driver was given a life sentence earlier this week.
A judge Tuesday sentenced a San Francisco man to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of a police officer he struck and killed during a car chase in 2006.
A jury has found 24-year-old Steven Petrilli guilty of murder in connection with the death of San Francisco police Officer Nick-Tomasito Birco in 2006.
A San Francisco Superior Court jury Tuesday afternoon will begin weighing whether a man accused of striking and killing a police officer in 2006 while fleeing police in a stolen van should be convicted of murder.