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September 26, 2012
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Driver in artist’s death gets 10 years

The driver responsible for the traffic death of Smith Valley artist Reiko Hervin was sentenced Tuesday to up to 10 years in Nevada State Prison following an emotional, hour-long hearing before District Judge Dave Gamble.Jon Eugene McElhaney, 35, of Gardnerville, must serve a minimum of three years in Nevada State Prison before he is eligible for parole.He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of an intoxicating liquor resulting in death or substantial bodily harm in the Nov. 6 accident that claimed Hervin’s life three weeks later.“There is no justice fully exercisable by man — and certainly not by me …

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