Man responsible for death of FNB student faces 12 years in prison

JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Megan Mooney, 22, a student at the University of North Florida, was hit and killed in a drunk driving accident just over two years ago.

An emotional testimony took place in Count Duval’s courtroom this Friday as the judge decided the fate of the man responsible.


“Meghan completely changed my life twice. Once for being my friend and twice for leaving me too soon,” said Megan Mooney’s friend Lauren Green. “I felt like my heart was being ripped out of my chest right there in the parking lot.”

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Meghan’s life was taken by 62-year-old Michael Motley, who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter after crashing into Meghan’s car and killing her. Motley’s blood alcohol level was more than double the legal limit at the time of the accident.

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Motley was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to vehicular murder and drunken manslaughter. The judge also sentenced him to an additional two years of probation.

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