Prison Sentence for Vehicular Homicide

Kenneth Graves was sentenced to 12 years in prison followed by 3 years of probation after being found guilty of Vehicular Homicide following a trial in Lee County in June.

On Thanksgiving Day in 2017 the defendant drove a 2001 Ford Mustang in a reckless manner on Veteran’s Parkway in Cape Coral. Numerous witnesses testified during the trial that they saw the defendant driving at a high rate of speed, moving quickly between vehicles on a wet roadway.

The defendant abruptly cut in front of another vehicle before striking the median, going airborne and shearing off the roof of a Prius driven by a 32-year-old woman. She was crushed by the impact of the Mustang and died two days later. The Cape Coral Police Department handled the crash scene and investigation.

Assistant State Attorney Kelly Worcester of the Homicide Unit and Assistant State Attorney Jessica Horowitz handled the case.

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office