A Peabody man will spend nine months in the Middleton Jail after he admitted to killing a Salem man in Gloucester in May 2013.
The Gloucester Times reported that James Hayes, 44, waived his right to trial and admitted a charge of negligent vehicular homicide on Tuesday in Gloucester District Court. He was sentenced to 2 ½ years in Middleton Jail with nine months that will be served. The rest of the sentence was suspended.
Hayes reportedly struck Michael Linscott, 29, of Salem, last year and backed over him in a Gloucester parking lot following a confrontation between the two men. Linscott was pronounced dead at Addison Gilbert Hospital.