Paroled Killer Arrested in Crash That Killed Toddler

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    Authorities say a Delaware man wanted in a fatal crash that killed a toddler in Nebraska has been arrested in Illinois.

    Fifty-three-year-old Leamond J. Pierce of New Castle was arrested Monday in O'Fallon, Ill. Don Slazinik, the U.S. Marshal for southern Illinois, tells the Omaha World-Herald that Pierce resisted arrest and officers shocked him with a stun gun.

    “They were able to follow up on it, confirm some information and they took him into custody coming out of his dad’s house,” Deputy U.S. Marshal Jesse Barfelz told The News-Journal of Wilmington.

    Pierce is charged with motor vehicle homicide in an accident in 2011 that killed 2-year-old Aidan Curry of Bellevue, Neb. Police said Pierce was driving a semi-truck that rear-ended a car in which the boy was a passenger. The charge was filed in May.

    The Journal reports that Pierce was convicted of murder for killing James Alfred Poon in 1981 killing. He was paroled in 1995 after serving 13 years.

     

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