Somerville Man Pleads Guilty In Crash That Killed Two Teens
WOBURN (CBS) – A Somerville man has pleaded guilty to charges of motor vehicle homicide in connection with the 2011 crash that killed two teens.
Kenneth Belew, 22, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Middlesex Superior Court to two counts of motor vehicle homicide OUI and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
Belew was sentenced to six years in a house of correction and will be eligible for parole after two and a half years. Probation conditions would include a 15-year loss of license and 25 hours of community service each year.
“By pleading guilty today, the defendant has admitted his responsibility for the horribly tragic crash that took the lives of two young women and injured three others,” said District Attorney Gerry Leone.
It was determined that Belew’s blood alcohol level was 0.17 at the time of the crash. The legal limit is 0.08.
Belew had five passengers in the car at the time of the crash on the McGrath Highway. Mayara Alves, a 16-year-old Everett girl died at the scene. Isabella Dasilva, also 16 of Somerville died days later.