The man who pleaded guilty to striking and killing a Vermont State Police trooper with his car has been sentenced to at least 26 years in prison. Vermont District Court Judge Mary Miles Teachout handed down individual sentences on each of the seven counts to which 24-year-old Eric Daley had previously pleaded guilty. In total, the sentences added up to 26 to 33 years in prison.
Earlier this year, Daley agreed to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter for the death of state police Sergeant Michael Johnson. Johnson was killed on Interstate 91 in Norwich last year. He also pleaded guilty to six other charges, including several drug possession counts.