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Driver in Deadly Accident Taken into Custody

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Angela Petersen Angela Petersen

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas man responsible for killing Angela Petersen in a DUI traffic collision in 2009 has been taken into custody.

Kevin Miranda pleaded guilty to DUI. Miranda had been at a birthday party hours before the crash where he had been drinking. There are reports that some Clark County School District police officers were also at the party drinking with Miranda.

Miranda was supposed to be sentenced Wednesday, but due to some paperwork that needs to be looked at by his attorney, that sentencing was pushed back until Thursday. But that didn't mean Miranda was allowed to remain a free man.

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"Your client is to remanded to custody. It's not because you weren't prepared, it's because he's going to go to prison anyway," said Judge Douglas Smith.

The victim's father, Frank Peterson, was in the front row in the courtroom and waved to Miranda as he was escorted back to his seat. He says as soon as he saw the handcuffs go on, he got a little bit of his heart back.

It's been more than 600 days since his daughter Angela was killed by Miranda in a traffic collision on Flamingo Road and Rainbow Boulevard.

In honor of Angela, Frank Peterson wore his daughter's shirt to court. Thursday, he'll get a chance to confront Miranda.

"He killed my lifeline. He murdered Angela, but he killed the other two of us -- her mother and me. And I'm going to explain to him that I'm never going to have grandchildren. Someday he may be able to father a child and hold that child as I did," he said.

Peterson is also determined to go after some CCSD police officers. A source within school police says officers were drinking with Miranda right before the collision.

Miranda could be sentenced to 20 years in prison. He could also be sentenced the recommendation of two and a half to 12 years in prison.

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