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Milwaukee man sentenced for killing toddler while driving U-Haul truck

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - A Milwaukee man will spend just over two years in prison for killing an 11-month-old girl while driving a U-Haul truck.

25-year-old Thomas Walker III was sentenced to 3 years in prison and 5 years of extended supervision. But Judge Stephanie Rothstein took 260 days off his prison term for the time he spent in jail while his court case was proceeding.

Walker was convicted of negligent homicide and causing death while driving with a suspended license.

Police said the U-Haul struck Cheyenne Jackson and her 11-month-daughter, Ariana Matosek, last December 1st on Milwaukee's south side. Walker drove off, and the truck was later found abandoned a short distance away.

At the sentencing Thursday, Jackson said it was the first time that her baby daughter had seen snow.

Walker was originally charged with fatal hit-and-run, but he and his lawyer contended that he didn't realize he struck the pair until he saw TV news reports about it.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)