Man gets 13 years for trying to kill woman in crash

ASSOCIATED PRESS - A man who intentionally crashed his car into a traffic light pole in Boulder to try to kill his girlfriend has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.

The Daily Camera reports 52-year-old George Pappas was sentenced Wednesday after previously pleading guilty to second-degree assault and vehicular assault. He told the court he's a drug addict and wasn't in his "right mind" at the time of the Oct. 12, 2015, crash.

Pappas was seriously injured, and his girlfriend was hurt but able to walk away from the wreck. The woman says Pappas unbuckled her seat belt and then began driving erratically, but she was able to re-buckle before the crash.

Police say Pappas immediately indicated to first responders that he was trying to kill the woman.

He was initially charged with attempted murder but struck a deal.

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Information from: Daily Camera, http://www.dailycamera.com/

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