Bloomfield found guilty in fatal crash casePublished 1:47pm Friday, December 13, 2013
The jury in an aggravated vehicular homicide case deliberated for nearly two and a half hours today before returning a guilty verdict against Nathan Bloomfield.
“This was a tragic case,” Prosecuting Attorney Brigham Anderson said after the trial. “It was an unfortunate result of drinking and driving. It’s a tragic situation for both families and a great reminder why you don’t drink and drive.”
Scott Evans, attorney for Bloomfield, had no comment following the trial.
The trial against the 28-year-old Pedro man began Thursday and included the testimonies of eight witnesses.
Bloomfield was charged after a June 29, 2012, accident in which he lost control of his 1995 Ford Mustang convertible. The accident happened on State Route 93 and resulted in the death of 62-year-old John Markel. Bloomfield had a blood alcohol level of 0.146, one and a half times the legal limit in Ohio.
A felony of the first degree, the charge carries a minimum three-year sentence in prison with a maximum of 11 years.
Judge Charles Cooper set sentencing for Wednesday.
For the complete story, see Sunday’s edition of The Tribune.