A Madera man has been convicted of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
District Attorney Michael Keitz said a Madera County Superior Court jury found on Thursday that Morrie William Kiseloff, 38, was responsible for the death of a passenger in a truck he was driving in February 2008.
Deputy District Attorney Miles Kowalski presented evidence to the jury that Kiseloff and his passenger, Marvin Horn, 36, of Kerman, were traveling on Road 24, south of Madera, in Kiseloff’s truck.
Kowalski said Kiseloff pulled off onto the shoulder of the road and then attempted to make a U-turn. As the vehicle was turning, Horn fell out and struck his head on the pavement. The injury from the fall killed him. Kiseloff was arrested, and his blood alcohol was determined to be .08 percent when it was measured an hour later...