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Hoover sentenced in death of Mishawaka girls

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Hoover is escorted by police after being sentenced Thursday morning. Hoover is escorted by police after being sentenced Thursday morning.
Photos of Shayla and Shianna Aston. Both girls died from injuries suffered when Hoover hit them with his car in May. Photos of Shayla and Shianna Aston. Both girls died from injuries suffered when Hoover hit them with his car in May.

Posted by Brian Holzgraefe

Leroy Hoover will spend 10 days in jail for an accident that killed two Mishawaka girls.

Hoover has been sentenced to 60 days in jail, and will serve 10 days with the remaining 50 days suspended. In the state of Indiana there is Class One Credit, which means for every day served, the person receives a day of credit. So Hoover may only have to serve 5 days in jail. The judge suspended his driver's licence for one year and he is on one year probation. In addition, he must take a substance abuse class. He faced up to 60 days on the Class C misdemeanor.

The judge noted that other than an incident in 1986, Hoover had a clean record. Hoover was asked if he had anything to say, to which he replied "No."

The girl's mother broke down into tears when the sentence was read. She was escorted from the courtroom by her lawyer.

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's office has scheduled a press conference for 1:30pm Thursday, November 19th to further discuss the sentencing.

Hoover pled guilty in October to a misdemeanor charge for having traces of marijuana in his system at the time of a fatal accident. Police say Hoover hit 4-year-old Shayla Aston and 6- year-old Shianna Aston with his car back in May. The two later died from their injuries.

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