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Teen who drove into Boca Raton woman sentenced

Posted at 3:51 PM, Apr 06, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-28 22:10:38-04

The teenager convicted of crashing into and killing a Boca Raton woman in 2015 has been sentenced.

Wesley Brown, who was found guilty of vehicular homicide and fleeing, or attempting to elude, was given a total of 20 years in prison, according to court records. He received 15 years on the first count and 5 for the second.

During his trial, Brown testified that he never meant to crash into and kill Wendy Harris-Aceves, a mother of two. 

Brown claimed that minutes before the crash, at the intersection of Northwest 2nd Avenue and Palmetto Park Road, he had an asthma attack and lost control of the stolen Ford Mustang he was driving.

He also testified that he thought the passenger in his car, Jacquan Strowbridge, a convicted felon, was going to shoot him if he didn't flee from police.

The state argued that Brown had choices and made a bad decision not to pull over before reaching the intersection where the fatal wreck happened.