Wasted Driver Gets 11 Years in the Pen for Killing High School Senior

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Cody Bishop (left) died at 18 thanks to Steven Landrum.

​For a typical Arizonan, ".227" may refer to the box of rifle ammo in their truck, but for Steven Landrum -- who was packing a .227 blood-alcohol level while driving his pickup truck when he crashed into and killed an 18-year-old kid last May -- that spells 11 years up the river.

 

Landrum, 23, of the Gila River Indian Community, pleaded guilty to manslaughter last month in the death of Corona del Sol High School senior Cody Bishop, and was sentenced this morning by a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge to 11 years in prison.

The cops say on May 6, 2010, Landrum was going about 80 miles per hour through a 45-m.p.h. zone when he smacked into Bishop's van on Ray Road in Chandler.

Bishop was flown to a Scottsdale hospital, where he remained on life support for three days before dying during the morning of May 9.

Landrum initially entered a not guilty plea to the manslaughter charge, but apparently there's no real way to get around driving wasted and killing a high school kid, and he entered a guilty plea on February 3.

Landrum will have plenty of time to reflect on killing Bishop two weeks short of the kid's high school graduation.


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3 comments
BROOKE
BROOKE

he wasnt in a van he was in a small truck and i know this because hes my brother

Dont Read This
Dont Read This

i thought getting wasted was what life is and was all about? could i have been wrong? i mean isnt everybody just living for the weekend like the old rock and roll song?

Brooke
Brooke

no its not and even if u do get wasted dont drive because of drinking and driving it killed my big brother cody

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