Man sentenced in Meg Menzies case could serve half of his original sentence

RICHMOND, Va (WRIC) — The doctor convicted and sentenced for killing Meg Menzies is scheduled for a 30 minute hearing at 1 p.m. on April 10 in the Henrico Circuit Court.

That’s when a judge will make the decision whether or not Michael Carlson is eligible for an in-house Dept. of Corrections substance abuse treatment program. Individuals that finish the two-year program can have the remainder of their sentence suspended and then be released on probation.

If the judge decides Carlson is eligible for the program, his sentence of four years would be cut in half.

Carlson was convicted of involuntary manslaughter after he hit and killed Menzies. The wife and mother of three was running on Patrick Henry Road when Carlson’s SUV veered into her. He was on his way to work that morning and had a blood alcohol level that was over the legal limit.

The Menzies family says they are “confused and upset” to find out about this hearing.  Scott Menzies, the husband of Meg Menzies, told 8News that he “had made peace with the original sentencing and that there’s no real closure.”

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