Party Ranch Samaritan Sentenced to 10 Years Probation

 

Allen Lee Schmidt was sentenced to 10 years probation for manslaughter Wednesday afternoon.

At approximately 5 p.m., the cries of victim Donald Di Pietro's mother reverberated throughout the entire courthouse.

"What's worse than a life?!" Teresa Di Pietro cried. "How can it come to this?"

Schmidt was found guilty of manslaughter Tuesday evening. The jury also found that the vehicle used in the incident should be considered a deadly weapon. The charges stem from the March 9, 2013 fatal crash in front of the Party Ranch bar on Christoval Road in San Angelo. Di Pietro, an off-duty U.S. Marine from Goodfellow AFB riding a Victory motorcycle, crashed into a disabled pickup that Schmidt and the pickup truck's owner Malcolm McBurnett had pushed out and onto the dimly-lit roadway. Di Pietro died in the crash.

Here are more details about the incident and trial.

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