Man Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison For Fatal Hit-&-Run

ST. PAUL (WCCO) — A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to 7 years and 4 months in prison in connection to a St. Paul hit-and-run accident that killed a 78-year-old man.

The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office says Gregory John Larsin will also pay a $6,000 fine and restitution to the family of the victim, Roger Tetu, which will be determined later by the court.

“This defendant took the life of an innocent and beloved member of our community through his totally irresponsible actions,” said Ramsey County Attorney John Choi. “Our office is pleased with this significant prison sentence, and it is our hope it will serve to remind others that such reckless and destructive behavior will not be tolerated.”

According to the criminal complaint, at 4:30 p.m. on July 26, 2011, two vehicles stopped to allow Tetu to cross the road at the intersection on Earl and Margaret Streets. Witnesses told police that a speeding vehicle went around the stopped cars, struck the victim and fled without stopping.

St. Paul Police later found out that Larsin had recently purchased that vehicle from a friend’s girlfriend.

Three days later, he turned himself into police.

Larsin pled guilty on Sept. 23, 2011 to one count of criminal vehicular homicide.

  • That's all?!

    7 years….that’s all?

    • MGM4706

      Not much for a life is it?

  • mike

    The look on this dipchits face says “”DOOOOOOOOOOOOAHHHHHH””

  • poodie

    How much you wanna bet Sensor’s wife doesn’t get a day for her exploits.

  • mwern

    Ok, what about Mrs. Senser!! When is she going to be treated like a mere mortal????

    • MGM4706

      She should be! Like this 21 year old. At least the same 7 years!!

  • MGM4706

    Wonder if Joe Sensor’s wife will get anything close to this sentance? Something tells me not!!

  • Jim

    The poor man is dead. This rocket scientist sped around two stopped cars, the drivers allowing the man to cross the street. He hits & kills this poor man, then speeds off. For this he gets a seven year sentence. Seems very unfair to me. His sentence should have been longer.

    • hate the system

      What if it was that he truly hit the person on accident, should he have gotten no time if he stuck around to wait for the police? what if he really didn’t see the person and just freaked when he hit him (like people have been known to do). I agree with the 7 years is fair since he fled the scene and left the man to die which is very disrespectful. But I don’t think that he should get anymore than that since it wasn’t like he intentionally went out to hit someone and kill someone. I’m not saying this guy is a saint either but he’s human too, at least he didn’t intentionally go into a store and shoot the owner, the owners cousin and a customer over 20 bucks.

      • March113

        He will after his seven years of prison education.

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  • ok

    7 years seems fair – people intentionally waste someone and they get less. This was an idiot-driving fast – stupid-killed someone. But he didn’t intend to. 7 years is fair …. buy hell in his mind for the rest of his life.

    Now Amy Senser – 7 years too. Period

    • not ok

      Amy didn’t have the criminal history that this clown has. She should get 6 years. They should both serve the full time. What bugs me is this idiot will probably serve 2 before he’s out to escalate his stupid criminal behavior. I can’t wait until a “good samaritan” judges him for his inevitable armed crime.

  • Hugh Jorgan

    7 years, huh? Hmmm, should have planted some kiddie porn on his home computer – that would have increased his prison time by AT LEAST 2 times…

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