Drunken driver sentenced for Edmond couple's deaths

Thursday, October 16th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- A man who pleaded guilty to driving drunk and causing a car crash that killed an Edmond couple is going to prison for 35 years.

Matthew Halbrook must serve at least 85 percent, or nearly 30 years, before being eligible for parole.

Halbrook pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder for the November 30th deaths of Crystal and Samuel Payne.

Authorities say Halbrook ran a stoplight and crashed into the Payne's car at an intersection in north Edmond.