2016 News Releases

Ottawa County man sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter while DUI

Release Date: Apr 29, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS – (April 29, 2016) – A Bennington man today was sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for two counts of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Jason Leroy Jeardoe, 35, was sentenced to 195 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections by Judge Rene S. Young in Ottawa County District Court after being convicted by a jury in March of two counts of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence and a traffic infraction. The charges stemmed from a fatal crash in April 2014 that resulted in the deaths of Jason and Emma Jo Pisocki, both of Shawnee County.

The case was investigated by the Kansas Highway Patrol. Assistant Attorney General Karen Wittman of Schmidt’s office and Ottawa County Attorney Jason Parks prosecuted the case.

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