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Bonilla sentenced to five years in prison by Denton County jury

Luis Bonilla was sentenced to five years in state prison Tuesday after he was found guilty of two counts of manslaughter and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. 

The jury decided Bonilla's punishment after it convicted him last week.  

Bonilla, 37, was accused of starting a multi-car crash on Feb. 6, 2016, while driving his Ford F-350 on East University Drive near Mayhill Road. According to a Denton police arrest affidavit, he struck a Nissan minivan while traveling between 65 and 70 mph, resulting in the deaths of 8-year-old Edgar De Luna and 11-year-old Lesly De Luna, both from Whitesboro. Another minivan passenger, a 4-year-old boy, was severely injured in the wreck.

Denton police said they believe Bonilla was making a phone call before the crash.

"We respect the jury verdict but had hoped for more," the Denton County District Attorney's Office said in a Twitter post Tuesday.