Townsend to be sentenced Thursday

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Aug. 18—Max Townsend, who killed three Moore High School students during a hit and run in February 2020, is set to be sentenced on Thursday.

Back in June, a Cleveland County jury found Townsend guilty of three counts murder in the second degree, three counts of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in a fatality and four counts of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury in the Feb. 3, 2020 hit-and-run outside of Moore Hugh School.

The jury recommended life in prison and District Judge Lori Walkley is set to decide his final sentence Thursday at 2 p.m. in her courtroom.

Reese Gorman covers politics and COVID-19 for The Transcript; reach him at rgorman@normantranscript.com or @reeseg_3.

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