Man gets 10 years for death, 12 for drugs

Jarred Farmer

Plea Bargain

A Buda resident who was on probation for drug possession and drunk when he struck and killed a man in January of 2016 will serve more than 10 years in prison.

Jarred Farmer, 24, was convicted and sentenced on March 2 for the intoxication manslaughter death of Steven Vasquez, 33, of Kyle as well as for the drug charges, the office of Hays County District Attorney Wes Mau said in a press release. He was sentenced to 10 years on the manslaughter charge, 12 for the drug charge and six for violating his probation. The sentences will run concurrently.

Farmer was identified as the driver that struck Vasquez in December 2016 and shortly after that, he was additionally charged with possession of Xanax. The charges were a result of a plea agreement.

The DA’s office “wants to express our appreciation for the work of the Kyle Police Department and the Hays County Narcotics Task force for their respective work in the cases,” the press release said.

“We also wish to give special recognition to Mr. Vasquez’s surviving widow, Stephanie Vasquez, who made a moving and profound statement after the punishment was announced, expressing forgiveness and remarkable grace in the face of her tragic loss.

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