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Reno man gets prison for not completing program

Reno man gets prison for not completing program

CREATED Nov 2, 2012

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A Reno man given a chance to erase a felony conviction for the death of a security guard is on his way to prison after failing to complete a drug diversion program.

Twenty-two year old Andrew John Weist pleaded guilty last year to involuntary manslaughter for causing 63-year-old Daniel Hundson to have a fatal heart attack during a scuffle at Sierra Nevada Job Corps.

At the request of Hundson's widow, Washoe District Court Judge Steven Elliott ordered Weist to complete a court diversion program. If he was successful, the felony conviction would have eventually been dropped from his criminal record.

But the Reno Gazette-Journal reports Weist repeatedly failed to complete the court-sponsored drug program.

He was sentenced Thursday to a term of one to four years in prison.

Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal,