San Antonio man gets life term for deadly wreck

December 18, 2013 GMT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A man facing federal drug charges in South Texas has been sentenced to life in prison over a 2012 wrong-way traffic accident that left two young brothers dead.

Prosecutors in San Antonio say 31-year-old David Rodriguez was fleeing with more than 400 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle when the accident happened.

Rodriguez on Friday was convicted of murder in the death of 1-year-old Wesley Maspero. Rodriguez on Tuesday was sentenced to the maximum penalty over the wreck that also killed 3-year-old Walter Maspero. Rodriguez still faces a murder charge in the death of the older boy.


Both children were in a station wagon with their parents when a pickup truck driven by Rodriguez was going the wrong way and struck the family’s car.