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September 22, 2014

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Man gets 8 to 20 years in DUI death of trick-or-treater

Justin Caramanica

Justin Caramanica

LAS VEGAS — A 42-year-old Las Vegas man has been sentenced to eight to 20 years in prison in the drunken driving death of a 12-year-old trick-or-treater a little more than a year ago.

Justin Caramanica was sentenced Monday following his guilty plea in July to driving under the influence involving death in the crash that killed Faith Love on Oct. 31, 2011.

Love was trick-or-treating dressed as a Native American princess when she was struck by Caramanica's car on a residential street in western Las Vegas.

Police say Caramanica's blood-alcohol percentage was just under the .08 limit for driving in Nevada, but he appeared impaired and might have been under the influence of prescription drugs.

Caramanica's bail was revoked after his arrest on a DUI charge following another crash in September.

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