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Year in prison for driver in man's dragging death

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A driver who ran over a man on an interstate highway and dragged him nine miles to his death was sentenced Friday to just over a year in prison.

Josuel Galdino, 25, cried throughout the hearing and told the judge he would trade his life if it would bring his victim back.

On Feb. 29, Galdino hit Fitsum Gebreegziabher, 27, who had left his car to check on a flat tire on Interstate 95 in Springfield, Va., when he was struck. His body was caught in the front suspension of Galdino's vehicle and was dragged to Galdino's Lorton, Va., home.

He telephoned police to say he had hit someone, and officers found the body in the parking lot outside Galdino's town house.