COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – News Leader 9 has learned that a Columbus jury has found a man guilty on all counts in a vehicular homicide case.
William McCrary, 39, was found guilty of vehicular homicide in the 2009 death of Columbus State University student Adrian Huling. He was also found guilty on evidence tampering charges, giving a false report, driving with a suspended license and failing to yield.
He will serve 15 years in prison and has been ordered to pay restitution to the Huling Family for funeral costs.
Jurors found his wife, 46-year-old Yvonne McCrary, not guilty on the charges of giving a false report of a crime and evidence tampering.
The trial began last Tuesday. After jurors heard closing arguments from attorneys Monday, they deliberated for about 3 hours.
Prosecutors say William was driving his van when it struck Huling's moped. Witnesses say when Huling came up to a yellow flashing light, a speeding minivan hit his moped and drove off, leaving the teen on the ground with extensive injuries.
Witnesses told police the driver stopped for a brief moment before speeding off.
Investigators add William created a story about the van being stolen and reported it to police.