Altiero's manslaughter charge reduced, sentenced to 15 days in deadly car crash
Rockland — An Owls Head man was sentenced July 23 to a juvenile detention facility for nearly three years with all but 15 days suspended on a reduced charge of reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon.
Evan A. Altiero, 18, was sentenced in Rockland District Court by Judge Susan Sparaco. He was defended by Waldoboro attorney Philip Cohen and prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Lindsay Jones.
Conditions of his sentence include two years of probation to begin after completion of his imprisonment.
In addition, he must submit to having a DNA sample drawn at any time following commencement of the probation period.
The Owls Head teenager had been charged with manslaughter in the death June 2011 of his 17-year-old passenger, Aleisha Sonksen, a junior at Camden Hills Regional High School. State police said that alcohol was not a factor, but speed might have been, according to the court report.
Altiero, who was 17 at the time of the crash, was driving on Route 73 in South Thomaston close to midnight on June 20, 2011. His car left the road and rolled over.
He is being treated as a juvenile.