Sailor Sentenced in Purdue Death

Monday, October 2nd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A Navy petty officer was sentenced to about eight years in prison Friday for causing the death of a Purdue women's basketball player while driving drunk.

Judge Clarence Murray gave Petty Officer Arnold Eaton, 34, the maximum sentence on one count of causing death while driving drunk and three years on one count of causing serious bodily injury while driving drunk.

The two sentences will run concurrently, and Eaton was given 90 days of probation, resulting in a sentence of 7 years, 9 months.

Tiffany Young, 21, a member of Purdue's 1999 NCAA women's championship team, died July 31, 1999, when the car she was riding in was struck by Eaton. The crash also injured Young's boyfriend, 21-year-old Neil Sinclair, who was driving.