Jury finds Michael Jakscht guilty in deadly Arizona dump truck case

PHOENIX - A verdict was reached Wednesday in the trial involving a dump truck driver charged in the deaths of four motorcyclists in north Phoenix.

The jury found Michael Jakscht guilty of manslaughter in the deaths of four motorcyclists in 2010.

Jakscht was facing four counts of manslaughter and additional counts of aggravated assault and endangerment.

He was accused of plowing his 12-ton truck into a group of motorcyclists stopped at a traffic light on Carefree Highway on March 25, 2010.

Prosecutors say Jakscht, who tested positive for methamphetamine after the accident, acted with reckless disregard.

Defense attorney Jennifer Willmott says Jakscht was able to drive the truck with precision for several hours earlier that day.

Last year, a mistrial was declared when the jury failed to reach a verdict.

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