Phenix City Man Gets 28-year Sentence in Girl's Death

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) - A Phenix City man received a 28-year prison sentence for manslaughter in the death of a teenage girl during a high-speed police chase.

A Russell County judge sentenced 26-year-old Dennis Jermaine Hoskins for the April 2006 death of 19-year-old Katherine Mallory Goins.

A police officer pulled Hoskins over at about 1 am for "driving improperly." Hoskins, who had two female passengers, drove off before the officer could reach his car, setting off the high-speed chase.

Goins was ejected from the car after Hoskins lost control of his 1979 Chevy Monte Carlo, and she died at the scene. Hoskins and Christina Leigh Stanbro were both treated at a hospital in Columbus, Georgia.

At a hearing Wednesday, Judge George Greene gave Hoskins a 25-year sentence for manslaughter and revoked three years of probation from a previous conviction for fraudulent use of a credit card.

The sentences will run consecutively.

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