SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A jury has found a man accused of criminally negligent homicide in the deaths of a married couple on a tandem bicycle not guilty
The jury returned Friday with the not-guilty verdict. Forty-three-year-old Gilbert John Sullaway could have faced up to 10 years in prison if found guilty.
Gregory and Alexandra Bruehler were riding the bicycle down a paved shoulder of Texas 16 in October 2009 when they were struck by the defendant's pickup after he veered off the road in northwest Bexar (BAYR) County.
Sullaway said after the verdict that his thoughts and prayers had been and would continue to be with the Bruehler family.
Gregory Bruehler's father, Gary Bruehler, says he respects the jury's decision but was disappointed for his son and daughter-in-law and the bicycling community.