Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Lane Garrison Sentenced

'Prison Break' actor Lane Garrison was sentenced for his part in the death of high school student Vahagn Setian.

The actor was sentenced Wednesday to a total of 40 months in state prison stemming from the booze-fueled crash that killed a high school student last December.

He could have faced a maximum penalty of six years and eight months behind bars.

Speaking to the court before his sentencing, Garrison, dressed in a suit and free from handcuffs, expressed remorse for his actions and vowed to make amends.

"I just want to say how sorry I am to the Setian family. I am sickened by my behavior on that night. My thoughts keep coming back to that night," he said.

"I want to show that my walk with sobriety will be very easy. I want to help other kids not make the same mistake I did."

The former Prison Break player will receive credit for the 91 days he has already served, which combined with California's early release program for good behavior, will likely reduce his sentence to about 20 months.

In addition the prison time, Garrison was ordered to pay $300,000 in restitution to the Setian family and the two other passengers in the crash.

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