Metro Atlanta man to serve 10 years after killing woman in head-on crash

A Jonesboro man was sentenced to 15 years after he admitted to being under the influence when he struck a woman in her car head-on, officials said. 

Stephen Pope, 44, entered a guilty plea Monday on charges of first-degree homicide by vehicle, DUI and failure to maintain, one year after he hit and killed Laura Fisher of Hampton, Henry County District Attorney spokeswoman Megan Matteucci said in a news release. 

Pope was driving on Ga. 81 in McDonough in October 2016 when he swerved into oncoming traffic and hit Fisher’s car, Matteucci said. Fisher died at the scene. 

A judge sentenced Pope to 15 years with 10 to serve in prison, a term recommended by the district attorney’s office. 

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