In this March 2014 photo, sculptor Andy Davis is greeted by guests before his Patrick Henry sculpture was dedicated in downtown McDonough. 
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Man gets 5 years for hitting, killing sculptor who was tapped to create MLK statue

A McDonough man has been sentenced to five years in prison and 10 years on probation in the death of an acclaimed local sculptor who had been tapped to create a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. at the Georgia State Capitol. 

Corey Ashton Sease, 23, hit and killed Andy Davis, 56, on July 11, 2015, as he waited at the light at Jodeco Road and the ramp to I-75 in Henry County, Assistant District Attorney Megan Matteucci said. 

Corey Sease (Photo: Henry County Sheriff's Office)

He pleaded guilty last month to three counts of vehicular homicide, two counts of driving under the influence and one count of reckless driving, Matteucci said.

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He was sentenced last week in Henry County Superior Court, according to the Henry County District Attorney's Office.

Sease, who was 20 at the time of the crash, had alcohol and marijuana in his system, according to prosecutors. He was driving a truck, while Davis was on a motorcycle.

The incident came two weeks after Davis was chosen for the MLK project on the Capitol grounds.

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A well-known local artist, Davis sculpted a life-size bronze statue of Ray Charles in Albany and a statue of Patrick Henry in McDonough.

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