Man receives life sentence for crash that killed 2 teens

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RADCLIFF, Ky. – A Kentucky judge has agreed with a jury’s recommended sentence for a West Virginia man convicted in the deaths of two teenagers during a car chase.

Shawn Welsh, of Marion, West Virginia, received a life sentence Tuesday. A Hardin County jury convicted the 37-year-old Welsh of two counts of murder and two counts of assault on October 28.

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State Police say Welsh was driving a stolen truck when he led police on a car chase, eventually crashing into another vehicle, killing 18-year-old Jacob Barber and 17-year-old Katarina Peeters.