SACRAMENTO - A man found guilty last month of second-degree murder and leaving the scene in connection to the deaths of a young man and four dogs was sentenced 25 years to life in prison Friday.
Sacramento Superior Court jurors convicted Paul William Walden of hitting Harison Long-Randall, 21; his girlfriend Gemily West, 23; and their four dogs on a Carmichael street in July 2012. Long-Randall died from his injuries two weeks later and West was seriously injured.
The jury also found Walden guilty of gross vehicular manslaughter and felony driving under the influence for three DUI priors.
Sacramento County district attorney spokesperson Shelly Orio said investigators found Walden was traveling an estimated 80 miles per hour on the residential street when he hit the victims and never slowed or stopped.