Ohio man who laughed after killing 2 gets 16 years - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

Ohio man who laughed after killing 2 gets 16 years

Posted: Updated:

LONDON, Ohio (AP) - A Madison County judge has sentenced a drunk driver who laughed after killing a husband and wife to 16 years without parole.

Common Pleas Judge Robert Nichols imposed the maximum sentence on 32-year-old Timothy Ackley, of London, Friday. Ackley pleaded guilty in the deaths of 56-year-old Mark Williams and 51-year-old Jo Ann Williams of West Jefferson.

The couple was nearing home by motorcycle April 7 when Ackley crossed the center line in his pickup truck and struck them.

Prosecutors said Ackley was callous when he laughed about going to jail after seeing their bodies under his car.

The Columbus Dispatch reported Saturday that Ackley had a nearly 20-year criminal record including seven felonies.

Mark Williams' sister told WBNS-TV he was the third brother she's lost to a drunk driver.

  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • breaking news

    Jury finds Amanda Bacon guilty in death of her son

    Jury finds Amanda Bacon guilty in death of her son

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:38:34 GMT
    The jury found Amanda Bacon guilty in the murder of her son. She was found guilty of murder and child endangerment charges. She was not found guilty of aggravated murder. Amanda Bacon was charged with
    The jury has found Amanda Bacon guilty in the murder of her son. The jury returned a guilty verdict on murder and child endangerment charges. Bacon was not found guilty of aggravated murder.
  • Water rescue at Farnsworth Metropark in Waterville

    Water rescue at Farnsworth Metropark in Waterville

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:22:57 GMT
    Waterville crews are trying to reach passengers on a boat stuck on the Maumee River. It's happening near Farnsworth Metropark in Waterville. No one is hurt, but a family is stuck on a boat that has been
    Waterville crews are trying to reach passengers on a boat stuck on the Maumee River. It's happening near Farnsworth Metropark in Waterville.
  • Missing boater's father: "We just want to get him home"

    Missing boater's father: "We just want to get him home"

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:05:37 GMT
    We are learning more about the two remaining missing boaters on Lake Erie. Bryan Huff of Rossford is an experienced fisherman. His dad says he lived on the lake. Andrew Rose of Maumee works as a bartender
    ODNR and the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office continue combing Lake Erie for the missing men using sonar equipment.

Area Events Calendar

See It, Shoot It, Send It!