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Georgia County commissioner’s son pleads in toddler’s death

January 12, 2019

CLEVELAND, Ga. (AP) — The son of a North Georgia county commissioner has pleaded guilty to felony vehicular homicide and was sentenced to 14 years in the death of a 3-year-old boy he hit in a grocery store parking lot.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 37-year-old James Holcomb entered the plea Thursday in White County Superior Court. He also pleaded guilty to charges of DUI-drugs, reckless driving and driving with an expired license. He is the son of District 2 Commissioner Lyn Holcomb.

Holcomb was given another three years for the drug charge.

Prosecutors say Holcomb struck 3-year-old Easton Cain on Jan. 17, 2017, as he stood behind a parked SUV in the parking lot in Cleveland, about 80 miles (128.7 kilometers) northeast of Atlanta.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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