Man Sentenced for Crashing Into Group Of Bicyclists in Kalamazoo
The downstate man convicted of hitting and killing several bicyclists back in 2016 has been sentenced.
Last month, Charles Pickett, Jr. was found guilty on several counts of murder and other charges.
Back in 2016, he took several drugs and got behind the wheel of his pickup.
According to the judge, Pickett drove dangerously through populated areas before eventually crashing into a group of bicyclists in Kalamazoo.
Five were killed in the collision and several others were seriously injured.
Pickett was sentenced to 35 to 55 years in prison on each murder charge.
That adds up to 40 to 75 years in prison, meaning the 52 year-old will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars.