Woman sentenced to twelve years for intoxication manslaughter death of Fort Bliss Soldier
POSTED: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 5:11pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 9:24pm
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — An El Paso woman was sentenced to twelve years in prison for intoxicated manslaughter Wednesday afternoon in the 205th District Court for her role in the 2012 death of a Fort Bliss Soldier.
On the evening of Thursday, January 26, 2012 then 26-year-old Cynthia Dominguez was driving north in the 1200 block of Airway at a high rate of speed when she drove her 2004 Taurus over the raised median, striking a Suzuki GSX-R600 motorcycle ridden by Fort Bliss soldier Michael Paauwe, head-on. Paauwe was transported to University Medical Center where he died from his injuries.
Photo: Michael Paauwe, Courtesy Facebook
Dominguez pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter, but chose to have a jury decide her sentence. A jury in the 205th District Court handed down a 12-year sentence late Wednesday afternoon.
Paauwe left behind a wife and two young children.