A Sunnyvale man accused of killing a woman and her two sons in a Daly City drunk driving crash last year was ordered today to stand trial, according to prosecutors.
Denis Pereria Demacedo, 29, was ordered to stand trial on three counts of DUI vehicular manslaughter and other charges today after a preliminary hearing in San Mateo County Superior Court, according to District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
Demacedo will return to court on Jan. 24 to set a trial date, Wagstaffe said.
Demacedo was arrested after a March 9, 2013 crash on Eastmoor Avenue in Daly City that killed Josefa Osorio Acevedo, 50, and her sons Amado Osorio Acevedo, 23, and Josue Osorio, 15. A fourth passenger, a woman, was severely injured in the crash.
Prosecutors allege Demacedo was speeding away from an earlier drunken driving incident in which he rear-ended another vehicle at the time he struck Josefa’s vehicle.
Demacedo was on misdemeanor probation from a 2010 drunk driving conviction, and on the day of the triple-fatal accident had spent the afternoon drinking beer with friends at a Daly City pizzeria before getting behind the wheel at around 8 p.m. that night, prosecutors said.
Before broadsiding the victims’ car, Demacedo allegedly reached speeds of up to 60 mph.
A blood test taken two hours later measured his blood-alcohol content at .18 percent, which is more than twice the legal limit, according to the district attorney’s office.
Demacedo, a native of Brazil, remains in custody without bail.
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