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>> 52 year old Charles Pickett Jr, was sentenced to 40 years in prison Monday, after being convicted of hitting a group of cyclists in a Michigan town about 140 miles west of Detroit. The verdict from a judge in Kalamazoo County, came almost exactly two years after the tragedy.
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Prosecutors said Pickett had taken painkillers and other drugs before plowing into the cyclists from behind, killing three women and two men and injuring four others.>> Paul Gobble is one of the survivors and says, the verdict is a relief.>> As far as I'm concerned, it'll be the last time I have to come into the courthouse, and the last time I have to deal with anything to do with Pickett, and instead just be able to focus on riding for the love of it.
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>> Last week, he was one of dozens of cyclists who marked the two year anniversary of the tragedy. But time hasn't dimmed the pain for survivor Jennifer Johnson.>> It's tough, cuz I think about our friends and how much they loved riding and they can't do that anymore with us.
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And I see their families here tonight and especially the children who don't have parents, that as a parent that breaks my heart.>> The group dedicated a memorial to pay tribute to the victims.