Man convicted of killing teen brothers in wreck

Published 12:48 am Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A 34-year-old man convicted on manslaughter and DUI charges in the deaths of two teenage brothers in a 2007 car crash will face up to 65 years in prison.

Larry William Setzer Jr. was found guilty Friday of two counts of manslaughter with culpable negligence and one count of DUI causing permanent injury following a bench trial before Judge Bobby Chamberlin in DeSoto County Circuit Court.

Prosecutor Steve Jubera said Setzer did not contest his guilt during the trial.

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A blood test showed Setzer was under the influence of Xanax when he hit a vehicle in Southaven. Jacob and Zachary Lannom, 12 and 15, were killed in the crash and their mother was injured.

Sentencing is set for April 7.