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New Mexico Man Sentenced To Jail For Death Of CU Cyclist

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A tribal judge in New Mexico has sentenced a man to 182 days in jail for a fatal accident that killed a university student who was bicycling across the United States to raise money for breast cancer research.

Pueblo of Laguna Judge Peggy Bird says 58-year-old Gilbert Waconda’s statements of remorse fall short of answering for the pain he caused the family of John Anczarski of Ringtown, Pa.

The 19-year-old University of Colorado at Boulder student was struck and killed on Old Route 66 near Laguna in June 2010.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that Waconda pleaded guilty in October to negligent homicide for veering out of his lane.

Bird sentenced Waconda Monday.

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