Shades of Janklow

David Dvorak, while he was mayor of Essex, turned left in front of a motorcycle. Jace Lillis was at the handlebar of his Harley-Davidson. His girlfriend, Lindsey Saathoff, was on the pillion. Both riders were badly injured. Mr Lillis died three days later.

Dvorak was charged with reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol...



Janklow, you may recall, was charged with 2nd degree manslaughter. Dvorak is charged with reckless homicide. Is "reckless homicide" a more serious charge? Perhaps the D.A. in Dvorak's case was emboldened by the fact that Dvorak was DUI. What did the jury decide? You'll have to...

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