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Webb found guilty in River Road hit-and-run


A jury has found Elias Webb guilty in the hit and run death of a bicyclist on River Road.

Webb faces up to ten years in prison. The jury can also consider Webb's driving record when making its recommendation - it is spotted with almost a dozen moving violations.

Jurors began deliberating the case against Elias Webb around noon Wednesday after two days of testimony. Both sides gave their closing arguments Wednesday morning.

Webb testified in his own defense Tuesday, saying he told his father he believed he had hit Lanie Kruszewski around noon the day after the crash. Webb has maintained he thought he hit a deer while driving down River Road and didn't realize that he had hit Kruszewski until the next day.

Kruszewski was riding her bike home from work last July, when she was struck and killed on River Road.

Webb began to cry when the medical examiner showed the jury Kruszewski's autopsy photos Tuesday.  Kruszewski's mother left the courtroom during that testimony.

A woman who went out on a date with Webb on the night of the crash also testified Tuesday. She and a waitress both said Webb had some wine before the accident, but that he did not appear intoxicated at all.

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