A San Antonio man has been arrested and accused of causing a fatal Victoria County crash because he was distracted by his phone while driving.

Saturday, Gregory Daniel James, 35, was arrested on a negligent homicide charge. He was indicted by a Victoria County grand jury on Aug. 20.

Samantha Douty is the education reporter at the Victoria Advocate. She grew up in Corpus Christi and graduated from UT-Arlington with a bachelor's in journalism.

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Glenn Wilson

"180 days to two years in state jail and up to a $10,000 fine" isn't nearly enough of a penalty for deliberately choosing to do something stupid that ended up taking someone's life. Something like life without parole would be much more appropriate. Even then he would still be alive, which is more than his victim will ever be again. Justice, of course, is impossible, but we should be able to do much better than a joke of a sentence.

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