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Thursday, November 13th, 2008
Photo by Mark Pummell/The Daily Standard

Nick Schwieterman, 23, is handcuffed prior to leaving the Mercer County courtroom on Wednesday after being sentenced to 24 years in prison for causing the death of four Maria Stein teens in March. Schwieterman pleaded no contest last month to charges accusing him of driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and cocaine on March 15 and causing the deaths.

Related online story:
Nick Schwieterman of Chickasaw will spend the next 24 years behind bars for causing a traffic accident that killed four Maria Stein area teenagers.
He had faced a maximum of 41 years in prison. There is no chance for parole. [More]
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