March 28, 2014
According to Lake County District Attorney Ulys Stapleton, 23-year old SEAN TAYLOR BERGLUND of Gresham, Oregon, was sentenced on March 10, 2014, by Lake County Circuit Court Judge Rob Nichols to 75 months in prison (without the possibility of parole) after pleading guilty to Manslaughter in the Second Degree.
At sentencing, the defendant finally admitted responsibility for the death of ROBERT SANCHEZ BUSCH, age 22, also from Gresham, who was a passenger in a vehicle driven by BERGLUND. The fatal traffic crash occurred in September of 2012 on Highway 31 about four miles south of Silver Lake.
Until his guilty plea, BERGLUND insisted throughout the investigation that an unidentified third person was driving the vehicle. During an extensive multi-month ongoing investigation by the Oregon State Police, BERGLUND was identified as the pickup's driver and was indicted by a Lake County Grand Jury in May of 2013.
"I want to again personally thank all of the State Troopers and other investigators who participated in this case for their hard work," said Lake County District Attorney Ulys Stapleton. "It has been a long and arduous process, especially for the victim's family."
Questions can be directed to the Lake County District Attorney's Office.
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