Home Health Parents News Now Teen Convicted of Homicide After Texting While Driving Teen Convicted of Homicide After Texting While Driving By Holly Lebowitz Rossi June 07, 2012 Advertisement Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print Teen Convicted of Homicide After Texting While Driving 29691 "I made a mistake," Deveau said Wednesday after his mother told the court he would not intentionally hurt anyone. "If I could take it back, I would take it back." Judge Stephen Abany sentenced the teen to two and a half years on the vehicular homicide charge and two years on the texting and causing injury charge. He will serve one year concurrently on both charges and the balance of both charges is suspended for five years. His license will be suspended for 15 years. "There are no winners today," Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said in a statement. "A beloved grandfather is dead. A once active woman can no longer work and is still racked with pain from her injuries and a young man is going to jail. When we get behind the wheel of a car, we are obligated to drive with care. ... As we saw in this case, in a split second, many lives are forever changed." Image: Texting while driving, via Shutterstock. By Holly Lebowitz Rossi Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print Comments Add a Comment Be the first to comment! No comments yet. Advertisement Close this dialog window Add a comment Teen Convicted of Homicide After Texting While Driving Add your comment... Cancel Submit Success! Thanks for adding your feedback.