Man Convicted in Death of 13-Year-Old Bicyclist

A member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians was found guilty Friday of involuntary manslaughter.

24-year-old Christopher Thompson, Jr., of Philadelphia, was convicted in the death of a 13-year-old bicyclist in the Bogue Chitto community in 2011.

Prosecutors said Thompson was driving drunk that day, with a blood alcohol level .21, more than twice the legal limit.

Thompson is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 19. He faces a maximum penalty of eight years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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