Man gets 15 years for DUI death of Bayshore High grad, Miami Heat dancer

Posted by MARC R. MASFERRER on May 6, 2014 

Nancy Lopez-Ruiz

From the Sun-Sentinel via the Miami Herald:

Mario Careaga is "selfless," a parade of witnesses told Broward Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes on Monday. He is "responsible." He is "totally upstanding."

But he is also guilty of driving drunk and causing the death of Miami Heat dancer Nancy Lopez-Ruiz in September 2010, and for that, Holmes sentenced the insurance executive on Monday to 15 years in state prison. "I wish it was me instead of Nancy," Careaga said, apologizing to the victim's family. "I just hope someday they [her family] can forgive me."

Lopez-Ruiz was a graduate of Bayshore High School in Bradenton and a former Honey Bear

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