Man sentenced to 13 years for killing Abilene motorcyclist
ABILENE, Texas - A jury on Thursday found a 43-year-old Borger man guilty of manslaughter in the 2014 death of an Abilene motorcyclist and sentenced him to 13 years in prison. Daniel Patrick Jones intentionally ran Robert Harrington off I-20 at Old Anson Road. Harrington was killed in the crash on Sept. 29, 2014. Jurors returned the verdict at about noon and then deliberated for about an hour and a half to determine Jones' sentence. He had the option of probation if he received less than 10 years in prison, but one juror told KTXS that they elected to confine him because "a life was taken." Several of Harrington's family members -- clad in T-shirts with Harrington's image and the words "Until we meet again" -- made exclamations in relief when the verdict was read.
Jones wasn't arrested until a year later. Police questioned Jones the night of the accident, but released him due to lack of evidence and information. RELATED: Police: Abilene man arrested in motorcyclist's death RELATED: Friends of killed motorcyclist feel relief following arrest