Driver who killed St. Petersburg couple gets 40 years in prison

LARGO — A man who was convicted of killing a St. Petersburg couple on Thanksgiving 2014 was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison.

Our news partners at The Tampa Bay Times report Anthony Apollo Neeley, 33, was found guilty in June of driving while impaired and fatally striking a vehicle carrying Doug Simpson, 64, and his wife, Christina Simpson, 53,\.

"I cannot imagine a driving case, a case involving alcohol, driving and deaths, that could be much more aggravating than the facts of this case," said Pinellas Circuit Judge Philip Federico before imposing the sentence. "If there is, I haven't heard it yet."

For more, read The Times story.

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