HART, Mich. (WOOD) - A man who ran down his wife and her boyfriend with a pickup truck, killing the woman, has been sentenced to up to 160 years in prison.
Julian Hernandez Zapata, 39, struck his estranged wife Andrea Garcia-Gonzalez and her new boyfriend Sabastian Rios-Guerrero with a farm truck as they stood near a Hart intersection in May.
Zapata initially aimed his truck at Rios-Guerrero, according to the Oceana County Sheriff's Department's investigation, but his wife got in the way and they were both struck. Garcia-Gonzalez was dragged under the truck for several feet. Zapata then allegedly turned the truck around, aimed at Rios-Guerrero and struck him again.
Garcia-Conzalez was pronounced dead at the scene. Rios-Guerrero sustained critical injuries.
He was sentenced Monday to 22.5 years to 80 years in prison for each count.
Garcia-Gonzalez and Zapata, who have four children together, were in the process of getting a divorce. At the time, authorities said Zapata admitted to investigators he had planned to run his romantic rival over.
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