Family of manslaughter victim requests reduced sentence for Hunter

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Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014 5:51 pm

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. - State clemency officials are reportedly considering reducing the prison sentence of a former Suncoast football coach convicted of DUI Manslaughter.

In 2010, former Braden River coach Josh Hunter was sentenced to ten years in prison in the death of his friend and fellow coach Doug Garrity.

The Sarasota Herald Tribune reports that during a clemency board hearing in Tallahassee, Garrity's family asked for Hunter's sentence to be reduced.

The board, which consisted of Governor Rick Scott, along with other Florida cabinet members, did not say when they would make a decision on the matter.

Hunter was driving a pickup truck while intoxicated that flipped while making the turn from State Road 681 in Nokomis onto I-75. Garrity was a passenger in the truck and was killed in the crash.

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