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Joseph Beer is escorted to the courtroom for opening statements in his trial on May 8, 2014. (credit: Michael Balsamo)

Joseph Beer Found Guilty Of Manslaughter In Fatal Southern State Parkway Crash That Killed 4 Teens

Prosecutors said Joseph Beer, 19, was high and impaired after smoking $20 worth of marijuana and then driving more than 100 mph before crashing off the Southern State Parkway, killing his four teenage passengers.

06/06/2014

Joseph Beer is escorted to the courtroom for opening statements in his trial on May 8, 2014. (credit: Michael Balsamo)

Closing Arguments Under Way In Trial For Teen Accused In Fatal Southern State Parkway Crash

Closing arguments are expected in the Long Island trial of a Queens man accused of driving high and speeding in a 2012 crash that killed four of his friends.

06/02/2014

Joseph Beer is escorted to the courtroom for opening statements in his trial on May 8, 2014. (credit: Michael Balsamo)

Prosecutor: Queens Teen High, Speeding In Fatal Southern State Parkway Crash

A Queens teenager was high on marijuana and speeding when he slammed into a tree, splitting his new car in two and killing four of his friends, a defense attorney conceded Thursday, but he insisted pot was not the reason for the crash.

05/08/2014

Jason Bohn cries at his sentencing hearing April 15, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Defense Attorney: Jason Bohn Shouldn’t Be Held Responsible For Girlfriend’s Murder

An attorney for Jason Bohn have continued to insist his client was suffering from mental illness at the time of the murder and should not be held responsible. But prosecutors said they have evidence that proves otherwise.

05/07/2014

Joseph Beer at the Nassau County courthouse in Mineola, April 29, 2014. He's facing aggravated vehicular homicide charges for an Oct. 2012 fatal collision in which four of his friends were killed. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Trial Set To Begin For LI Teen Accused Of Killing 4 Friends In Violent Southern State Parkway Crash

According to prosecutors, 19-year old Joseph Beer is accused of driving high on marijuana while going at least 110 mph on the Southern State Parkway before losing control and crashing into trees near Exit 17 on October 8, 2012.

04/30/2014

Joseph Beer (credit: CBS 2)

L.I. Teen Makes Bail In Crash That Killed Four Of His Friends

Joseph Beer, 17, is accused of being high on marijuana and speeding when he crashed his brand new car into trees along the Southern State Parkway on October 8.

01/18/2013

Jason Bohn (L), Danielle Thomas (R) (credit: Personal Photos)

Jason Bohn Pleads Not Guilty In Ex-Girlfriend’s Strangulation Death

Jason Bohn, 33, was ordered held without bail after entering his plea on Monday.

07/23/2012