Crosslake man gets 11 months in jail for boy's deathA Crosslake, Minn., man will spend 11 months in jail for the traffic death of a 3-year-old boy in 2009.
By: Associated Press report, Associated Press
BRAINERD — A Crosslake, Minn., man will spend 11 months in jail for the traffic death of a 3-year-old boy in 2009.
A Crow Wing County judge sentenced Sherman Frederick on Thursday. The Brainerd Dispatch reports the sentence is less than the four years in prison called for under state guidelines.
In May a jury found Frederick guilty of criminal vehicular homicide in the death of Jack Larson of Buffalo.
Authorities said Frederick drove on the right shoulder to get around cars that were waiting for several children to cross a road in Merrifield, and struck the boy.
The defense argued that Frederick’s medical issues may have led to the crash.