Man Who Killed 7-Year-Old Girl Sentenced
A Shreveport man has finally learned his fate after pleading guilty to killing a 7-year-old girl riding a bicycle while he drove drunk.
47-year-old Randy Earl Presentine was sentenced to 25 years in prison by Caddo District Judge Brady O'Callaghan, with at least three years without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence. He also was ordered to pay a fine of $2,000, and he will get credit for time served.
In a press release from the Caddo District Attorney's office, John Prime gives us the details of the crime.
Presentine pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide Jan. 14, saying that while intoxicated he drove a car that struck 7-year old De’Asia Henderson who was riding her bicycle with her cousin on Youree Drive. The car in which Presentine and his wife traveled was found resting on its roof after the accident, and a crash chip in the vehicle indicated it was traveling at 60 mph just 5 seconds before the air bags deployed. Tests indicated Presentine had a blood-alcohol level of .12.
Presentine pleaded without any sentencing range. During a court-ordered pre-sentence investigation, it was discovered that Presentine had convictions in 1996 for possession of crack cocaine and for driving while intoxicated, in 2007 for domestic abuse battery and disturbing the peace, in 2009 for possession of drug paraphernalia, and in 2010 for misdemeanor theft.