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Driver who went to bar after hit-and-run sentenced to prison

The Associated Press

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man accused of fatally striking a pedestrian then heading to a bar for a drink has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.

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Thirty-five-year-old Joshua Stockman, of South Whitehall Township, was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years on a hit-and-run charge. The Morning Call reports that Judge Kelly Banach said he left 32-year-old Ruby Marrero of Allentown lying like “garbage in the street.”

Police say Marrero was walking to an Allentown corner store when she was hit in February. She died a week later.

Investigators say Stockman drove off after hitting her, ditched his vehicle and went to a bar. He later turned himself in.

Stockman pleaded guilty in August. His lawyer said he has apologized to Marrero’s family.