A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for driving his car while drunk into a group of people following a fight at a party, killing his stepfather and another man.
Amecio Enge, 28, was sentenced Monday in Hennepin County District Court for third-degree murder, two counts of criminal vehicular homicide and two counts of criminal vehicular operation. Enge was given about 11/2 years' credit for time served.
Maurice "Mo" Meeks, 35, a man Enge had been fighting with that night in October 2010, and Enge's stepfather, El Mio Johnson, 42, were killed outside Meeks' home in the 1000 block of 39th Avenue N. in Minneapolis.
Enge drove into the crowd following a brawl that began over marijuana. Prosecutors contended he did it in cold blood, while the defense countered that Enge, who was drunk and had marijuana in his system, was trying to escape, only to drag the two men underneath his car after hitting them.
Enge's criminal history includes felony convictions in 2004 for kidnapping and false imprisonment, and a conviction for third-degree assault stemming from an incident in July 2010 in Minneapolis.
In 2009, he was convicted of a felony for failing to register as a predatory offender. His 18-month prison sentence was stayed by Judge Richard Scherer, who noted that Enge was amenable to probation, showed remorse and accepted responsibility.