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Jury Convicts Man in Road-Rage Killing of Woman

A New York man has been convicted of vehicular homicide in a road-rage incident that led to a fatal crash on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway.

The Record newspaper reports a jury handed down the verdict against 24-year-old John Emili on Wednesday.

Prosecutors say Emili was driving 63-year-old Annetta Billingy to church on July 1, 2012, when he cut off a Chevrolet TrailBlazer being driven by Thomas Vanderweit. The two drivers made numerous lane changes and tailgated at high speeds for the next few miles.

Investigators say Vanderweit "brake-checked" the vehicle, touching off a crash that ejected Billingy from Emili's car, killing her.

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Vanderweit has been sentenced to six years in state prison.

Emili faces up to 10 years behind bars when he's sentenced on May 13.

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