3 years' probation on lesser charge for Elko man originally accused of fiancée's DUI death


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ELKO, Nevada — An Elko man originally accused of accidentally killing his fiancée in a DUI accident during a hunting trip has been sentenced to three years' probation on a gross misdemeanor charge.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports (http://tinyurl.com/ocauorn) 39-year-old Jason Frazier faced up to 20 years in prison when he first was charged with DUI resulting in the 2013 death of 46-year-old Kelli Cantrell.

Frazier said they had been drinking while hunting north of Wells when she became angry and jumped out of their moving vehicle. He eventually pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit DUI under a new charging document that viewed Cantrell as a co-conspirator, not a victim.

Frazier still could have faced a year in jail. But Cantrell's family pleaded for leniency and Judge Al Kacin said Monday Frazier has suffered enough.

Information from: Elko Daily Free Press, http://www.elkodaily.com

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