For Immediate Release - March 10, 2011

Jonathan G. Muir Sentencing

Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe announced today that Jonathan G. Muir of 128 Blacksmith Shop Road, Falmouth (DOB: 7/10/1987) pled guilty to Motor Vehicle Homicide by operating under the influence of liquor and negligent operation, as well as two charges of Operating under the influence of liquor causing serious bodily injury.

The charges stem from the defendant's reckless operation of his vehicle on County Road in Bourne on June 29, 2009. As a result of Muir being under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation, he lost control of his 1984 Porsche hitting a tree at 750 County Road in Bourne at 1:28 am. The collision caused the death of Cassandra Flynn-Rakos, age 21 of Bourne and seriously injured two other passengers in the car.

Superior Court Judge Gary Nickerson sentenced the defendant to four years in State's prison on the vehicular homicide charge, and two and one half years with six months to serve in the Barnstable House of Correction, from and after the defendant's State prison sentence, followed by five years probation. His driver's license was suspended for a total of 19 years as a result of his convictions.

The case was investigated by officers from the Bourne Police Department, the Barnstable Police Department and members of the Cape Cod Regional Accident Reconstruction Team. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Robert D. Moriarty.