Convictions of Martin Heidgen, Taliyah Taylor and Franklin McPherson hinged on prosecutors’ contention they acted with “depraved indifference to human life.”
The family of a 7-year-old girl killed in a wrong-way drunken-driving crash in 2005 on Long Island has reached a settlement in the lawsuit against the convicted driver and the company that owned the limousine they were riding in.
In a 3 to 1 decision, the NY State Supreme Court Appellate Division ruled to uphold Martin Heidgen’s conviction. Heidgen was convicted of murder in a notorious drunken-driving crash that killed a wedding limo chauffeur and a 7-year-old flower girl.
The Long Island man convicted of a notorious wrong-way drunk driving crash that killed a 7-year-old girl and a limo driver is making a plea for freedom Monday.
Starting Sunday, anyone sentenced for DWI, including first time offenders, will have to install and maintain an interlocking ignition device in their car.