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Minnesota Man Says Passionate Kiss From Girlfriend Caused Fatal Car Wreck — Did The Jury Buy His Defense??

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This man REALLY grasped at straws for his defense in a vehicular homicide case.

On Wednesday, Minnesota resident Michael Campbell was convicted of three counts of vehicular homicide as a jury sided with the prosecutors, who presented that the defendant was drunk during a 2017 car crash that killed his girlfriend. However, before the jury's ruling was made, the 21-year-old tried to defend that the accident was caused by deceased victim Ria Patel — as she was KISSING HIM as he drove.

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Wow. Now this is LEGIT victim blaming. Smh.

In case you were unaware, Patel's body was found in Campbell's totaled Ford Focus, as the latter sped into a utility pole. The result of the wreck was fatal, with Ria being crushed beneath the vehicle's buckled roof. To make matters worse, at the time of the incident, Michael was already on probation for a previous hit-and-run conviction.

Clearly, this man cannot be trusted behind the wheel of a vehicle. It's said his sentencing will take place on April 5 and that he faces up to five years behind bars. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman confirmed the conviction in a statement, as he noted:

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