Rawlins Man Convicted for Drunk Driving Fatality
Cheyenne, Wy – A Rawlins man was sentenced to six-and-a-half to 14 years in prison for the traffic death of another Rawlins man last year.
Twenty-one-year-old J-J Kaspar was sentenced Thursday by state District Judge Nicholas Kalokathis after being convicted of aggravated vehicular homicide in the death of 19-year-old Jacob Welsh.
In August, jurors agreed that Kaspar was the drunken driver in a crash north of Cheyenne in May 2002.
The men were riding in Kaspar's Ford F-250 when the truck left the highway, struck a culvert and flipped.
It was the second time the case went to trial. In April, a jury had been unable to reach a verdict.
During the sentencing hearing, Kaspar told the judge that Welsh didn't deserve to die, and that he takes the blame for the wreck.