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May 22, 2:56 PM EDT

Connecticut man sentenced to 2 years in prison for fiery, drunken crash that killed wife


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut man who drove drunk and caused a fiery crash that killed his wife has been sentenced to two years in prison.

The New Haven Register reports ( http://bit.ly/1Q1y3z8 ) that 32-year-old Vincent Mauro of Branford was sentenced Friday in New Haven Superior Court. He pleaded no contest in March to second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle.

Police said Mauro's blood-alcohol level was more than two times the legal limit at 0.18 percent when he crashed his car into a tree and it caught fire in Branford in August 2013. His wife, 29-year-old Megan McAuliffe, died from her injuries.

Mauro previously has said he wants to serve his prison time and stop the suffering for his and McAuliffe's families.

Mauro also faces a wrongful death lawsuit filed by McAuliffe's family.

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Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com

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