Avary Gets Five Years Probation

By Daryl Kelley

Ending a tragic chapter for two grieving families, Oscar-winning screenwriter and Ojai Valley resident Roger Avary was sentenced Tuesday to one year in jail and five years probation for gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, resulting from a late-night car crash in which an Italian newlywed was killed and Avary's wife was injured.

Avary, 44, showed little emotion as Ventura County Superior Court Judge Edward Brodie imposed the sentence. But before the

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