Retired Harvard Law Prof Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Homicide
A retired Harvard law professor avoided jail time when he pleaded guilty on Monday to vehicular homicide.
Retired international law professor Detlev Vagts, 82, was sentenced to three years of probation and six months of house arrest for the accident last year that killed a woman on a scooter, report the Harvard Crimson and the Associated Press. Judge Dyanne Klein also ordered Vagts not to drive for the rest of his life.
Vagts was driving partially in the opposite lane of travel in Newton, Mass., when he struck and killed the woman, Marcia Kearney, prosecutors alleged. Police reports had stated that Vagts and his wife were lost and running late for a dentist appointment before the accident.