Wednesday, 15 July 2015 09:52

Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison in Motorcyclist Death

MEMPHIS – July 14, 2015 - A motorist was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison for a traffic accident in 2013 in which a motorcyclist was killed and his passenger was critically injured, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Amy Weirich.
Krishon Harris, 34, was convicted by a Criminal Court jury in May of criminally negligent homicide, vehicular assault, drunken driving, reckless driving and driving on a suspended license.
Eric Beasley, 40, was killed in the crash and his 24-year-old female passenger was hospitalized with critical injuries.
The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 9, 2013, at South Third and Mitchell Road when Harris his Lincoln Town Car struck Beasley’s motorcycle, forcing it into a concrete bench.
Harris’s blood alcohol content was measured at .08 two hours after the crash.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Stephanie Johnson and Jen Morris of the DA’s DUI Prosecution Task Force.