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Life Sentence For Hit-Skip Driver Who Killed Cleveland Firefighter Featured

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41 year old Leander Bissell, the hit-skip driver who killed veteran Cleveland Firefighter Johnny Tetrick on I-90 last year, has been sentenced to life in prison.

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Timothy McCormick, sentenced Bissell today. He won't be eligible for parole for at least 16 years.

Bissell was found guilty on multiple charges connected to the crime, and News 5 reports during sentencing, Bissell said "My actions make my soul shake. I have to live with what I have done.”

The crash occurred last November on I-90 eastbound at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Witnesses reported that Bissell hit Tetrick, and then kept going. Tetrick, who was assisting with a crash, had been with Cleveland Fire for more than 27 years.

Bissell was found guilty of the following crimes:

  • One count of Murder
  • Two counts of Felonious Assault
  • One count of Involuntary Manslaughter
  • One count of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide
  • One count of Failure To Stop After Accident
  • One count of Failure to Comply


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