PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — A Delaware man who was speeding and under the influence of drugs when his car crashed head-on into an SUV in South Philadelphia will spend decades behind bars after pleading guilty in a crash that killed three people. A judge sentenced Keith Campbell Friday to 37.5 to 76 years behind bars.
The charges stem from a Jan. 2, 2019 crash that killed Dennis Palandro Jr., 31 and Joseph Ferry, 36, members of a string band that had performed hours earlier in the annual New Year’s Day Mummers Parade in Philadelphia. Ferry’s fiancee, Kelly Wiseley, 35, was also killed in the accident, while Palandro’s wife was seriously injured.READ MORE: Masks Still Required Indoors In New Jersey Despite CDC's New Guidance
Prosecutors have said Campbell apparently stabbed himself numerous times before the crash occurred.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Quamir Mitchell Gunned Down In Southwest Philadelphia Weeks Before High School Graduation
During the sentencing hearing, Campbell’s lawyers said he is a schizophrenic who had been struggling through the mental health system. The judge took Campbell’s mental health issues into consideration but also called him “a danger.”MORE NEWS: 2 Teens Rushed To Hospital After Double Shooting In Kensington, Police Say
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