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Man kills pedestrian while texting in car

October 5, 2009 12:58:19 AM PDT
A man has been charged in the texting accident that killed an Orange County woman last year.Martin Kuehl, 41, will be arraigned in Santa Ana on Monday.

Authorities say Kuehl was texting while driving when he allegedly hit a pedestrian in Newport Beach last August.

Martha Ovalle, 32, was killed.

Kuehl says he was targeted because he was already on probation for a different case.

He faces nine years in prison if convicted of felony vehicular manslaughter.

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