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Drunk Driver Who Ran Over Miami Heat Cheerleader Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

On Monday, May 5, a Fort Lauderdale federal court in northern Miami sentenced a man accused of drunk driving and fatally running over a Miami Heat cheerleader in 2010 to 15 years in prison.


46-year-old Mario Careaga was found guilty of manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol when he ran over the motorcycle in which 22-year-old Nancy López Ruiz was traveling, a young Hispanic woman who was soon to begin her first season as a Miami Heat cheerleader, according to network 6 South Florida.

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