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Jun 24, 2010 12:53 AM

Court upholds murder convictions in head-on crash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A state appeals court has upheld a San Francisco man's second-degree murder convictions for killing two children in a head-on crash in Solano County.

A three-judge panel of the First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco ruled Wednesday there was enough evidence that 37-year-old Nicola Bucci endangered lives while speeding up a hill on the wrong side of the road in the 2006 accident that also injured two others.

Bucci's SUV slammed into an oncoming car killing 12-year-old Demari Hutchinson and 7-year-old Immanuel Callison, both of Fairfield.

Immanuel's brother was paralyzed and his mother suffered injuries in the crash.

Bucci, a former chef at Google, previously testified he was dizzy from carbon dioxide exposure at work and barely remembered the accident.

He is serving 23 years to life in prison.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle,


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