GREENVILLE (AP) — A South Carolina man who avoided prison in a 2009 car crash that killed a Greenville homeowner has pleaded guilty to a criminal domestic violence charge.
A judge on Monday sentenced 40-year-old John Ludwig to the time he already had served.
Ludwig pleaded guilty in 2009 to reckless homicide. Authorities said the once-wealthy businessman’s Maserati hurtled through a field at speeds of at least 85 mph, launched off an embankment and plowed into the back of 62-year-old Frederic Bardsley’s home, killing him.
Sentenced to probation in that case, Ludwig was arrested again in 2011 and charged with hitting his wife during a fight. Last year, a judge revoked the probationary sentence and sent Ludwig to prison for three years.
Ludwig is eligible for parole in March.