3 Doors Down Bassist Todd Harrell Sentenced for Manslaughter in Tenn.

Dec 22, 2015 - by Eponymous Rox

Drug and alcohol abuse had already derailed the life of 3 Doors Down guitarist, Robert ‘Todd’ Harrell, when he fatally struck another motorist two years ago while driving under the influence. 

3 Doors Down Bassist Todd Harrell Sentenced for Manslaughter in Tenn.
Cops said Todd Harrell was high as a kite on painkillers and other prescription meds when he sped down a Tennessee highway on April 19, 2013 at well over 100 miles-per-hour.

The reckless middle-aged musician lost control of his vehicle, colliding with a pickup truck driven by 47-year-old Paul Shoulders Jr., sending it over the guardrail and down an embankment.

Shoulder later died from injuries he received in the deadly crash, and his headlining celebrity killer -- charged with vehicular manslaughter -- continued on with his drug fueled crime spree.

Last week Todd Harrell was finally sentenced to two years behind bars for Shoulder’s wrongful death; a short prison term that could be further reduced if he stays on his best behavior while incarcerated.

The haggard 43-year-old 3 Doors Down bassist apologized to his victim’s family in court on Friday, admitting he knew years before the collision that claimed Paul Shoulder’s life that he was “addicted.”

Once released on probation, Harrell will also be expected to perform some community service and, of course, remain clean and sober. If he fails to abide by those conditions though, he’ll be jailed again for five more years.

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