Day sentenced for Montgomery officer's murder

Accident scene photo
Accident scene photo

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Micah Day, the man responsible for the death of a Montgomery police officer, has learned his fate.

A month after pleading guilty to charges of reckless murder and leaving the scene of an accident, Day was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Montgomery Police Chief Art Baylor says Day was sentenced to thirty-five years for the reckless murder charge and five more years for leaving the scene, however, the two sentences will run concurrently and Day will spend, at most, 35 years behind bars.

The victim, Officer Eddie McCrory, was driving home on July 20, 2007 when Day ran a redlight and slammed into his truck.

It was later determined that Day had been under the influence of alcohol and drugs at the time of the crash.