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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • Minn man gets 36 years for fleeing cops, killing 2

  • MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man accused of fleeing police and causing a crash that killed two people has been sentenced to 36 years in prison.


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  • MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man accused of fleeing police and causing a crash that killed two people has been sentenced to 36 years in prison.
    Timothy Gilles (GIHL'-eez) is accused of speeding away from St. Cloud police and crashing into a vehicle April 15, 2011. The crash killed 30-year-old Timothy Casanova of Starbuck.
    His passenger, 22-year-old Megan Thomsen of Glenwood, was pregnant and gave birth after the crash to a baby that died days after his emergency delivery. Thomsen was also injured.
    WCCO-TV reports Judge John Scherer sentenced Gilles on Thursday to 432 months in prison. He had pleaded guilty to two counts of fleeing police in a car resulting in death and one count of fleeing police in a car resulting in great bodily harm.
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