Jury Convicts Snowmobiler in Crash That Killed Minnesota Boy
CENTER CITY, Minn. (AP) -- A Minnesota jury has convicted a snowmobiler who struck and killed an 8-year-old boy on Chisago Lake.
Jurors on Tuesday convicted Eric Coleman, of Chisago City, of third-degree murder, drunken driving, criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operation.
Coleman's attorneys conceded he was guilty of the other charges, but not murder.
The crash last January killed second-grader Alan Geisenkoetter Jr. and injured his father, Alan Geisenkoetter Sr. The family was going ice-fishing when the boy was struck.
Prosecutors say Coleman's blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.165 percent three hours after the crash, more than twice the legal limit.
Coleman is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 7.