Carlisle sentenced to 10 years prison for vehicular homicide
Jeffrey Carlisle sat in Pierce County Circuit Court Monday expressing his sympathy and remorse for his actions in an April 2007 accident that killed a Prescott woman and seriously injured her husband.
"I'm very truly sorry for what I've done," he said. Carlisle was in court awaiting his sentencing for pleading guilty to vehicular homicide and reckless driving.
Pierce County Circuit Court Judge Robert Wing had a hard time believing Carlisle's apology.
"It's hard to believe anything he says because he doesn't tell the truth," Wing said. "I doubt he shows real remorse in the case."
With that in mind along with other factors, Wing sentenced Carlisle to 11½ years prison - 10 for the vehicular homicide and 18 months for the reckless driving. Once his prison term is completed, Carlisle will spend the next 12 years on extended supervision.
@t:On April 22, 2007, Carlisle, 29, was involved in a multi-vehicle accident on Hwy. 35 in the Town of Oak Grove that killed Michele A. Bevier, 42, Prescott, and seriously injured her husband, Dana G. Laird, 43.
In October that year, Carlisle was charged with three felonies - homicide by vehicular use of controlled substance, homicide by negligent operation of vehicle, reckless driving causing great bodily harm and the misdemeanor charge of operating while under the influence of a controlled substance that caused injury.
For more please read the March 11 print version of the Herald.