MANSFIELD, Mass. (WHDH) -
A Massachusetts man learned his fate Monday for his role in the death of a state trooper.
A judge sentenced Anthony Perry Jr. to the maximum 2.5 years, although Perry will be released after a year to serve three years of probation.
Last week, a jury found Perry guilty of motor vehicle homicide while driving to endanger.
He had been free on bail prior to the trial, but has been in custody since the verdict was read.
In June of 2010, Doug Weddleton was working an overnight construction detail on the side of I-95 in Mansfield. A truck driven by Perry crashed into a vehicle which had been pulled over by the veteran state trooper. Weddleton pulled the first driver over because he suspected that driver was drunk.
His widow and one of his four sons spoke at the sentencing.