Man who pleaded guilty in death of woman while fleeing police gets up to 45 years in prison

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DETROIT — A parolee who caused a crash that killed a 25-year-old woman while fleeing police has been sentenced to up to 45 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.

John McCallum was sentenced Tuesday to between 20 years and 45 years in prison in Detroit. The plea agreement reached earlier this month included the dismissal of other charges, including reckless driving causing death.

A Livonia police officer was chasing John McCallum in October when the home invasion suspect crashed into Francesca Weatherhead's vehicle in Wayne County's Redford Township. Relatives say the newlywed had just moved to a new house in Royal Oak.

Michigan paroled the 27-year-old Detroit man last May after five years' imprisonment for home invasion.

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