FROM Matt Krasnowski
Driver in Farmers' Market Crash Sentenced to Probation George Russell Weller, the elderly man who drove his car through the Santa Monica Farmers' Market three years ago, killing ten people, was sentenced today to five years' probation. Weller will be 90 years old next month.
Weller Convicted in Santa Monica Farmers Market Crash Today, after more than a week of jury deliberation, 89 year-old George Russell Weller was convicted of 10 counts of vehicular manslaughter and gross negligence. Another 63 people were seriously injured when Weller drove his car through the Santa Monica Farmers' Market on July 16, 2003. Attorneys for Weller, who faces up to 18 years in prison, say they will appeal.
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