Michigan Appeals Court overturns 10-year sentences

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GRAND RAPIDS, MI (AP) -- The Michigan appeals court has overturned a 10-year prison sentence for a Kent County man who was involved in a drunken-driving crash that killed a woman in 2017.

Her twin sons had major injuries.

Doug Crystal pleaded no contest to drunken driving causing death in the 2017 crash.

Judge Mark Trusock ordered a 10-year sentence, well above the minimum guidelines.

But the appeals court says Trusock didn't give sufficient reasons to justify a sentence outside the guidelines.

The court also says the new sentence will be handled by a different judge.

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