Maximum sentence for ex-cop who killed Fort Worth mom

Baker and Cisneros

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Jesus Cisneros, right, was behind the wheel of an unmarked Fort Worth police cruiser when he struck a car driven by Sonia Baker last December, killing her.

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Associated Press

Posted on November 18, 2010 at 9:02 PM

FORT WORTH — A former Fort Worth police narcotics officer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to being drunk at the wheel when his car slammed into a car, killing the mother of two at the wheel.

Jesus Cisneros pleaded guilty Thursday to intoxication manslaughter in the Dec. 11 death of Sonia Baker. The plea ended a trial that had begun Monday, and the Tarrant County jury assessed the maximum penalty provided by law a short time later.

Evidence showed the 38-year-old officer had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit and was driving at 76 mph in a 35 mph zone when the crash happened.

He quit the force days later.

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