Professor, Ex-ABC Correspondent Convicted In Deadly Crash

BOSTON (September 20, 2013)--Boston University journalism professor and former ABC News correspondent Robert Zelnick, 73, has been sentenced to three years of probation for vehicular homicide in Massachusetts.

Zelnick was also ordered by a judge in Plymouth this week not to drive and to write an apology letter to the victim's family.

Authorities say Zelnick was leaving the Pinehills Golf Club in October 2011 in Plymouth, Mass., when he turned his SUV into the path of a motorcycle operated by Brendan Kennedy, 26, of Plymouth. Kennedy, on his way to work at the club's restaurant, died.

Zelnick's lawyer, Raffi Yessayan, said the crash "destroyed" his client.

Yessayan says Zelnick was not speeding or under the influence, but shouldn't have been driving given his medical condition.

He declined to discuss Zelnick's condition.


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