[This article is from the Cortland Standard, July 17, 2012]
TRUXTON — A Truxton man accused of killing another man in a crash on Route 13 has hired a defense lawyer from Syracuse, whose firm specializes in drunken driving cases.
Derek Manwarren, 21, will be defended by attorney Tom Anelli, whose website also calls him the “DWI Guy.” Anelli has offices in Syracuse and Albany, and his legal team defends only drunken driving cases.
Anelli said last week that Manwarren’s family hired him to defend against charges that Manwarren struck and killed Brian Cook, 26, of Fabius, as Cook was trying to change a flat tire on the east shoulder of the road.
The incident occurred just before 3 a.m. June 6 in Truxton.
Manwarren is charged with a felony count of second-degree vehicular manslaughter, a misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated, and a violation for consuming alcohol in a vehicle.
Anelli said he expects a lengthy defense investigation to unfold during the coming months.
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Since first posting this story Manwarren has been sentenced to second-degree manslaughter and will spend 1 to 3 years in prison. For more on his sentencing.
According to Syracuse.com the family of the victims have filed a complaint against Beer Goggles Good Times Bar with the State Supreme Court.
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