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December 15, 1989 | From Associated Press
The man charged with 27 counts of murder in the nation's worst drunken-driving accident took the stand Thursday and apologized to family members of some of the dead. "I really am sorry, and I mean this," Larry Mahoney said calmly at the conclusion of more than an hour of testimony. Members of the victims' families and Mahoney's family broke into tears. "I would probably feel the same way that you feel about this," the 36-year-old factory worker said. "I wanted to let you know I really am sorry.
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December 23, 1989 | From Associated Press
A jury on Friday recommended 16 years in prison for the man who caused the nation's worst drunken-driving accident, but families of some of Larry Mahoney's 27 victims said it is not enough. Mahoney, 36, was led in handcuffs out of the Carroll County Courthouse and taken to the local jail after Circuit Judge Charles Satterwhite discontinued his bail. Satterwhite is to sentence Mahoney formally in February.
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December 23, 1989 | From Associated Press
A jury on Friday recommended 16 years in prison for the man who caused the nation's worst drunken-driving accident, but families of some of Larry Mahoney's 27 victims said it is not enough. Mahoney, 36, was led in handcuffs out of the Carroll County Courthouse and taken to the local jail after Circuit Judge Charles Satterwhite discontinued his bail. Satterwhite is to sentence Mahoney formally in February.
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December 22, 1989 | From Associated Press
Larry Mahoney was convicted Thursday of 27 counts of second-degree manslaughter in the nation's deadliest alcohol-related traffic crash, which claimed the lives of 27 people riding home from a church outing. The jury also convicted Mahoney on 12 counts of first-degree assault and all but one of the 42 wanton endangerment counts he was charged with in connection with the fiery crash on May 14, 1988. "I accept your verdict," Mahoney later told jurors, and collapsed in tears.
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December 22, 1989 | From Associated Press
Larry Mahoney was convicted Thursday of 27 counts of second-degree manslaughter in the nation's deadliest alcohol-related traffic crash, which claimed the lives of 27 people riding home from a church outing. The jury also convicted Mahoney on 12 counts of first-degree assault and all but one of the 42 wanton endangerment counts he was charged with in connection with the fiery crash on May 14, 1988. "I accept your verdict," Mahoney later told jurors, and collapsed in tears.
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December 7, 1989 | From United Press International
A man who lost his family in the worst alcohol-related road accident in U.S. history said in court Wednesday that he wants an apology from the driver who is being tried on 27 counts of murder. "I want to know if he's hurting as bad as I am," Lee Williams said of the defendant, Larry Mahoney. "I want him to tell me he's sorry. This is the second Christmas I've spent without my daughters."
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May 17, 1988 | BOB SECTER, Times Staff Writer
A pickup truck driver was charged with 27 counts of murder Monday after authorities said that tests showed he was stone-drunk when his vehicle careened the wrong way down an interstate highway and plowed into a crowded church bus. At the time of the crash late Saturday, Larry Mahoney, a 34-year-old chemical worker from Worthville, Ky., had a blood alcohol level of 0.24, nearly 2.5 times the legal limit of 0.10, Commonwealth Atty. John Ackman said.
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May 16, 1988 | United Press International
Authorities today filed 27 counts of capital murder against the driver of a pickup truck after a blood alcohol test revealed that he was drunk when his pickup truck slammed into a church bus, killing 27 people. (Story on Page 13.) Commonwealth's Atty. John Ackman said he filed the charges against Larry Mahoney, 34, of Worthville, Ky., after the test revealed that his blood alcohol level was .24. In Kentucky, .10 is considered legally drunk.
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March 11, 1990 | Associated Press
Lawyers for a man sentenced to 16 years in prison in the nation's worst drunken-driving accident have said they will appeal his conviction. Larry Mahoney, 36, was convicted last December on 81 charges in the May, 1988, crash near Carrollton that killed 24 teen-agers and three adults traveling in a school bus. Mahoney's lawyers filed a notice of appeal Friday.
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July 22, 1988 | Associated Press
A grand jury indicted the wrong-way driver of a pickup truck that crashed into a church bus May 14 on 27 counts of murder today, rejecting charges that could have brought the death penalty. Authorities contend that Larry Mahoney, 35, of Worthville was drunk when his truck collided with the bus on Interstate 71 near Carrollton. Twenty-four children and three adults died after the bus' gas tank burst into flames.
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December 15, 1989 | From Associated Press
The man charged with 27 counts of murder in the nation's worst drunken-driving accident took the stand Thursday and apologized to family members of some of the dead. "I really am sorry, and I mean this," Larry Mahoney said calmly at the conclusion of more than an hour of testimony. Members of the victims' families and Mahoney's family broke into tears. "I would probably feel the same way that you feel about this," the 36-year-old factory worker said. "I wanted to let you know I really am sorry.
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December 7, 1989 | From United Press International
A man who lost his family in the worst alcohol-related road accident in U.S. history said in court Wednesday that he wants an apology from the driver who is being tried on 27 counts of murder. "I want to know if he's hurting as bad as I am," Lee Williams said of the defendant, Larry Mahoney. "I want him to tell me he's sorry. This is the second Christmas I've spent without my daughters."
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May 17, 1988 | BOB SECTER, Times Staff Writer
A pickup truck driver was charged with 27 counts of murder Monday after authorities said that tests showed he was stone-drunk when his vehicle careened the wrong way down an interstate highway and plowed into a crowded church bus. At the time of the crash late Saturday, Larry Mahoney, a 34-year-old chemical worker from Worthville, Ky., had a blood alcohol level of 0.24, nearly 2.5 times the legal limit of 0.10, Commonwealth Atty. John Ackman said.
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October 6, 1988 | From Associated Press
A proposal to ban the sale of alcoholic beverages, prompted by a bus crash in May that killed 27 people, was rejected Tuesday by the voters of Kentucky's Carroll County. Final, unofficial results showed 2,384 votes for continued liquor sales and 1,200 in favor of a ban. The referendum was prompted by the fiery May 14 crash of a church bus and a pickup truck, which killed 24 children. The pickup truck driver, Larry Mahoney, has been charged with murder, drunken driving and other counts.
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November 8, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Potential jurors will be interviewed starting today in Carrollton, Ky., about their awareness of drunken driving as the trial starts for a man accused of killing 27 people in a fiery bus crash on the night of May 14, 1988. The prosecution charged that Larry Mahoney was drunk behind the wheel of his pickup truck traveling the wrong way on Interstate 71 when he slammed into a bus from a Radcliff church returning from an amusement park outing.
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