Ohio judge, wife sentenced to 2-year terms in hit-run crash

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Both defendants gave apologetic statements to the court

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MARION, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county judge and his wife have both been sentenced to two-year prison terms on convictions of leaving the scene of a crash that injured a 19-year-old man last year.

Jason Warner, who serves as a Marion County Common Pleas judge, and Julia Warner were convicted last month of complicity to leaving the scene of an accident, a fourth-degree felony, and complicity to evidence-tampering, a third-degree felony.

Julia Warner, the driver, was also convicted of misdemeanor negligent assault.

The charges stemmed from a crash in Marion last June.

Both defendants gave apologetic statements to the court.

Defense attorneys vowed to appeal.

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