An Albuquerque man will spend the next seven years in prison for a crash that killed a cyclist.
Hackett took a plea deal for vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident with the agreement that he would be sentenced to 7 years in prison. In court Friday, Judge Alisa Hart followed that agreement.
Had there not been a plea, Hackett could have faced 21 years if convicted. However, prosecutors said there was some concern about whether they could prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.