Friday , Apr , 25 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Malik Sealy’s Killer Back in Jail

The drunken driver convicted in the 2000 death of Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Malik Sealy was sentenced Thursday to another eight years in prison on a separate drunken driving charge and a probation violation.

Souksangouane Phengsene, 51, of Minneapolis, was charged with first-degree driving while impaired. He surprised prosecutors by pleading guilty at a hearing that was just supposed to be an arraignment, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said.

Appearing before Judge Steven Pihlaja, Phengsene admitted he had been drinking beer before police pulled him over in Minneapolis on March 30. Prosecutors said his blood alcohol level was 0.20%, or 2.5 times the legal limit. [USA Today]