ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Community Calendar

Community Artists Program
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Charlestown

Storytelling
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Westerly

RI Blood Drive
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Westerly

RI Blood Drive
3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Carolina

Chess Club
6 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Westerly

Sunset Concert Series
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Westerly

Trivia Night
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Westerly

Shakespeare in the Park
8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Westerly

Free Movies on the Beach
8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Misquamicut

RI Blood Drive
9 a.m. - Noon Westerly

... View all of today's events


Stay Connected


ADVERTISEMENT


Carolina man gets 8 years in prison for fatal crash


WAKEFIELD — A Carolina man was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty in the death of another driver in a head-on collision on South County Trail on Aug. 30, 2012.

James Mulcahey, 47, of 13 Debra Drive, was indicted by a grand jury last April on charges of driving to endanger, death resulting, after the crash that resulted in the death of Donna Eddy, 53, of Warwick. Eddy’s 18-month-old grandchild, in the vehicle at the time of the crash, was transported to Hasbro Children’s Hospital for observation at the time, and was later released.

Eddy suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene following the crash on the South Kingstown/Richmond line.

Mulcahey, who had himself appeared injured during his initial court appearance, had been ordered not to drive and have a DUI interlock device installed on all his vehicles, except those used by others for business. Mulcahey faced a sentence of up to 15 years in prison.

Mulcahey appeared before Washington County Superior Court Judge Melanie Wilk Thunberg Wednesday for sentencing. During the hearing, Eddy’s daughter, Sarah Eddy was allowed to give a victim impact statement in which she reportedly looked at Mulcahey and said she wished he had died in the crash.

Mulcahey did not speak in court.

Thunberg gave Mulcahey until April 23 to begin his prison term at which time he is ordered to report to the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston.



Back to PoliceCourts
Top Stories of the Week

WWII veteran gets new home, with a little help from …
WESTERLY — Surrounded by family members, a plate of chicken cacciatore, stuffed peppers and spaghetti, and a glass of wine, John “Shorty” Terranova settled into … more ...

Westerly woman identified as Providence garage jumper …
WESTERLY — A 35-year-old local resident has been identified as the woman who died after jumping off a railing at the Providence Mall garage. Trudy … more ...

New parish priest wants to be community ‘solution center’ …
HOPKINTON — Michael Colello doesn’t want to be known as just another cookie-cutter parish priest. He wants to be known as a down-to-earth, relatable guy … more ...

Police Logs: Sunday, July 26, 2015 …
Stonington Joseph P. Miranti, 58, of 98 W. Broad St., Apt. 10, was charged Friday with violation of probation, failure to submit to fingerprinting, and … more ...

Police logs: Monday, July 27, 2015 …
Westerly Edward C. Flynn, 44, of 44 Fairview Ave., Apt. B, Westerly, was charged Saturday with domestic disorderly conduct. Luke Schroeder, 18, of 151 Barrington … more ...

Comments