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Utah woman sentenced to 27+ years for killing MSP trooper

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Posted at 5:32 PM, Oct 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-26 17:32:01-04

IONIA, Mich. — A Utah woman has been sentenced to a minimum of 27 years in prison for killing a Michigan State Police trooper in 2020.

Thomasina Jones, 30, pleaded guilty last month to hitting Trooper Caleb Star with her vehicle last summer.

READ MORE: Utah woman pleads guilty after hitting and killing MSP trooper

Ionia's 8th Circuit Court confirms Jones was sentenced Tuesday morning to serve 27–50 years in prison for second-degree murder, 12–20 years for operating a vehicle with a high blood alcohol concentration (BAC), 10–15 years for operating a vehicle with a suspended license, and 1.5–5 years for operating oil/pr-se.

Trooper Starr died on July 31, 2020, several weeks after the crash took place on July 10.

READ MORE: MSP Trooper Caleb Starr dies

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