Man whose car plunged into Delaware River, killing his girlfriend, sentenced

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Friday, October 19, 2018
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15-year sentence for man in death of girlfriend sinking in car: as seen on Action News at 10 p.m., October 18, 2018

BURLINGTON, N.J. (WPVI) -- The man whose car plunged into the Delaware River in Burlington City, killing his girlfriend, was sentenced Thursday to 15 years behind bars.

Jacob Garrett, 25, must serve 12 years and nine months before becoming eligible for parole.

Garrett pleaded guilty to the January 14 crash that killed Stephanie White.

Witnesses say he got out of the vehicle once it hit the water and screamed "help my girlfriend" before running from the scene.

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