By Phillip Matier And Andrew Ross : sfgate – excerpt
In what San Francisco prosecutors call the first conviction of its kind, a bicyclist who fatally struck a 71-year-old pedestrian in a Castro neighborhood sidewalk last year has pleaded guilty to felony vehicular manslaughter.
Under a plea agreement, however, 37-year-old Chris Bucchere of Marin County will not serve any time behind bars. Instead, he will be sentenced to 1,000 hours of community service when he goes before Judge James Collins in San Francisco Superior Court on Aug. 16.
Also, Collins could reduce Bucchere’s conviction to a misdemeanor after six months if he complies with terms of his sentence… (more)