Soldier in double fatality to undergo PTSD program

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 | 8:00 a.m. CST; updated 10:26 a.m. CST, Wednesday, November 28, 2012

ROLLA — An Iraq war veteran will undergo treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder before being sentenced in a double fatality accident in September 2011.

A Phelps County judge on Tuesday ordered 25-year-old John D. Mazurek of Crocker to complete a PTSD program at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

Mazurek pleaded guilty to first-degree involuntary manslaughter and second-degree assault in the accident that killed 57-year-old Wilberta C. Randolph of Meta and 85-year-old Helen K. Wieberg of Jefferson City.

After Mazurek completes the program, Judge Tracy Storie will decide whether to impose a five-year prison sentence for each count, and whether the sentences should be concurrent or consecutive.

The Jefferson City News-Tribune reported that Mazurek's blood-alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit when the cars collided on Missouri 133 two miles south of Meta.


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