Having rejected a plea agreement in a car accident that killed a Villanova University student, Donnie Sayers was awaiting jury selection Friday when he changed his mind.
Sayers, who had turned down an offer of 12 to 25 years in January, pleaded Friday to homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, aggravated assault, theft, and related charges. He was immediately sentenced to 13 to 26 years prison by Common Pleas Court Judge Frank T. Hazel
Sayers, 29, of Bryn Mawr, faced 41 to 82 years under the sentencing guidelines if a jury had found him guilty.
On Friday, during jury selection, Sayers, who has a lengthy criminal history, had a change of heart and accepted the new plea, which adds a year to the sentence he rejected.