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Pennsylvania Pittsburgh cop Adam Lewis guilty in off-duty DUI manslaughter that killed Jessica Marie Lojak

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    Perp: Adam Lewis

    Victim: Jessica Marie Lojak, Fawn Township, Pennsylvania

    Department: Pittsburgh Police Department

    Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    The Republic: Off-duty Pittsburgh cop guilty of DUI, manslaughter in crash that killed fiance's friend (Oct 8 2013)

    Allegheny County Judge Jeffrey Manning on Tuesday found Adam Lewis, 31, not guilty of homicide by vehicle while driving drunk, which means the judge didn't believe the officer's intoxication led directly to the fatal crash about 2:30 a.m. on Sept. 26, 2010.

    Lewis' conviction on the lesser manslaughter count instead means the judge found the officer was reckless and showed gross negligence in the crash that killed 28-year-old Jessica Marie Lojak, of Fawn Township. Prosecutors and defense attorney William Difenderfer agreed that Lewis' blood-alcohol content was 0.11 percent, exceeding the state's 0.08 percent limit for drivers.

    Lewis was fired in March 2011 and his attorney said the former officer likely faces incarceration when he returns for sentencing Jan. 6 before Manning.

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