Minnesota man gets 36 years for fleeing cops, killing 2

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Jun 15, 2012 at 8:20 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP/KNSI) - A man accused of fleeing police and causing a crash that killed two people has been sentenced to 36 years in prison.
 Timothy Gilles is accused of speeding away from St. Cloud police and crashing into a vehicle April 15, 2011. The crash killed 30-year-old Timothy Casanova of Starbuck. His passenger, 22-year-old Megan Thomsen of Glenwood, was pregnant and gave birth after the crash to a baby that died days after his emergency delivery. Thomsen was also injured.
Meanwhile, Thomsen says the punishment for the crime is not enough. The now 23-year-old Thomsen told Judge John Scherer that her life has been hell since that day, April 15th, 2011, the crash killed her finance as well as the couple's unborn child. 

Thomsen told the judge 36 years wasn't enough for what Gilles had done -- but that was the maximum sentence allowed under state guidelines.  Gilles will serve at least 22 years of the sentence before being eligible for parole. 


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