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Feb 5, 2013 1:00 PM by Lauren Molenburg

NM man sentenced to jail for death of Pa. cyclist

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A tribal judge in New Mexico has sentenced a man to 182 days in jail for a fatal accident that killed a university student who was bicycling across the United States to raise money for breast cancer research.

Pueblo of Laguna Judge Peggy Bird says 58-year-old Gilbert Waconda's statements of remorse fall short of answering for the pain he caused the family of John Anczarski of Ringtown, Pa.

The 19-year-old University of Colorado at Boulder student was struck and killed on Old Route 66 near Laguna in June 2010.

The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/12pNvRb) reports that Waconda pleaded guilty in October to negligent homicide for veering out of his lane.

Bird sentenced Waconda Monday.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Photo: Roberto E. Rosales / Albuquerque Journal

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