An East St. Louis man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to murder.
Larry Donnell Wallace, 48, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action, second-degree assault and leaving the scene of a crash, according to online court documents.
Wallace ran a red light on Christmas Day 2014 in St. Louis, killing 22-year-old Shanica Burney, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Police said Wallace ran a red light at 14th Street and Cass Avenue, driving 60 mph when he slammed into the driver’s side of Burney’s car.
Her car hit a curb and flipped over. Burney was killed, and a 22-year-old man riding in her car was seriously injured.
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Police say Wallace got out of his car and ran off, but DNA found on the air bag linked him to the crash, according to the Post-Dispatch.