Anchorage man convicted of murder in DWI crash

Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage man was convicted of murder Wednesday for the drunken driving crash that killed his best friend.

Michael Jeffries, 64, was found guilty of second-degree murder, drunken driving and driving with a revoked license for the Feb. 8 accident that killed Beulah Dean, 78.

It was his seventh DWI conviction. At the time the accident occured, Jeffries' license had been revoked until 2018.

Jeffries' blood-alcohol level was 0.270, nearly three times the legal limit.

Jeffries could be sentenced to up to 99 years in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for October.

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