Sweet Home man guilty of manslaughter in death of woman, child

Brian James McIntire faces 10 to 20 years in prison.

Posted: Dec 21, 2020 4:13 PM
Updated: Dec 22, 2020 9:32 AM

ALBANY, Ore. – A jury found a Sweet Home man guilty of two counts of first-degree manslaughter following a trial in Albany.

Brian James McIntire, 30, was convicted in connection with a drunken driving crash that killed a Sweet Home mother and child on July 23, 2019.

First-degree manslaughter is punishable by 10 years in prison and is a Measure 11 crime, which means McIntire will not be eligible for early release from prison. He faces a prison term of 10 to 20 years, depending on whether the judge orders the sentence on the two counts served concurrently or consecutively.

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McIntire was also convicted of one count of fourth-degree assault and one count of driving under the influence of intoxicants in the fatal crash.

Sentencing is set for Jan. 13 at 8:30 a.m.

The crash killed Stormy Barge, 24, and her daughter, Emma Pulido, 5.

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The Linn County Sheriff’s Office said that in July 2019, McIntire was driving a 1999 Jeep Wrangler northbound on Brush Creek Road east of Crawfordsville when it left its lane of travel and collided with a southbound Mitsubishi Lancer driven by Ty Kirkland, 23. Stormy Barge and her two children were passengers in the Mitsubishi. Kirkland and Macy Pulido, 3, were injured in the crash.

The jury reached the verdict Monday. The trial began Dec. 15 in Linn County Circuit Court.

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