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College Place man gets 20 years in deaths of his wife and child

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(AP) COQUILLE, Ore.-- A College Place man has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter and other charges in the deaths of his wife and her 8-year-old son in a high-speed crash in Coos County.

Authorities alleged that 26-year-old Michael Zubriski Jr. stole knives from a Myrtle Point hardware store in August. As he drove away, he saw a police car coming and sped off. At a corner, police say, his car drifted across the center line and crashed into a truck.

He pleaded guilty on Oct. 24.

Authorities said 26-year-old Natalia Zubriski died instantly, and her son, 8-year-old Jolan Wilson, died on the way to the hospital. Two other children were injured.

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