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Retired police officer from Winchester convicted of killing 20-year-old to be sentenced


Last updated 1/12/2013 at Noon

VISTA - A retired police drunken driving investigator from Winchester, who drove drunk and killed a 20-year-old Perris man on Interstate 15 near Rainbow, faces up to nine years in state prison today.

Katherine Ann Heinzel, 51, was convicted last year of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in the Nov. 19, 2011, collision that killed Davieonne Dwayne Kelly. She was sentenced Friday in Vista.

The defendant is a retired Newport Beach police officer who lives in Winchester, in Riverside County. In her career, she worked as a drunken driving crime scene investigator, prosecutors said...

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